World dominating companies ahead of the curve are embracing and leading, innovation, reinvention and transformation. How are they doing it? Find out from the 100+ world class leaders in operational excellence and business transformation who let us know at OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2018!
The nature of work in changing at a swift and rapid pace and with new mind-sets must emerge – hierarchies are being upended, the battle for top talent is intensifying and great leaders know that a strong and effective culture is critical for competitive advantage.
In this exclusive and complimentary video of GE’s plenary keynote at OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2018, GE unveils the company’s most significant transformation in history. Vital to the company’s success as a digital industrial leader is enabling its 300,000 employees to think, act and lead in new ways.
During this keynote, Janice Semper, Head of Culture for GE Corporate, shares invaluable insight into GE’s new approach to Performance Development, the complete re-imagining of the role and responsibilities of managers and the crucial steps to creating a more open and dynamic environment, providing employees with more empowerment, and increasing the overall customer impact.
In this video you will learn first hand:
- How to embrace change and minimize the complexity or “messiness” it introduces – at all levels of the organization
- When to recognize the value of progress over perfection
- Why it is critical to create a new lens: new language= new mind-set= new behavior
- How GE has created a more adaptive culture that embraces change, simplifies complexity and builds stronger team relationships
‘The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ - Rupert Murdoch
With almost 900 business transformation, continuous improvement and process/operational excellence leaders taken part in the 2018-2019 State of the Industry Process Excellence Survey, we take a look at global trends affecting the industry. And, with the USA and Europe representing 32% and 18% of the participants, how do the two regions differ?
We asked respondents to rank their business challenges and the results give some clear pointers for transformation and OPEX professionals looking to find their organization’s position in both their regional business ecosystem and the wider world.
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Over the past 15 years, LEGO has achieved what has come to be appreciated as the greatest U-turn in corporate history. In 2004 the Danish-born company was drowning in $800m of debt and was being hit by a 30% loss in sales year-on-year.
Despite being arguably the most recognizable toy brand on the planet, 50 years on from it’s inception the plastic brick-maker was struggling to stay afloat in the midst of a rapidly changing market. Verging onto bankruptcy, something had to change.
With the appointment of new CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp that same year, LEGO underwent a transformation that radically rebuilt the core business, brick by brick. By 2005, the company had turned its first profit in two years, it quadrupled its return between 2008 and 2010 and in 2015 it announced profits of $660m. Key to this transformation was the implementation of a culture of continuous improvement that had the strength and longevity to keep up with the company’s unprecedented growth.
On the 22nd of January 2019, Peter Evans, LEGO’s Director of Continuous Improvement in Business Service Operations will demonstrate how your business can scale up its change capabilities in the face of growth at the 20th OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit in Orlando, FL. Here, we share essential insights from Peter’s 28-years of experience in the change sphere and his personal building blocks for continuous improvement.
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Process Excellence has a place in every organization - from the kitchen table startups to the biggest players on the planet, your purpose is to make work more efficient, more productive and more profitable. Our purpose is to give you the information you need to achieve this. For twenty years, we’ve been charting the progress of process, and providing insights into where the community is, sorting the passing fads from the genuine game changers.
In the PEX Network Annual Report, insights from 851 professionals reveal the state of play in Process Excellence around the world.
Ahead of this year’s OPEX Week 2018, we spoke to two transformation leaders (Miquel Estapé, Deputy CEO, AOC and Paulina Wydra, Change Leader, UBS) as well as Cathy O’Dowd, Motivational Speaker, about the difference between strategy and execution.
- How paving the way and doing something new is more about excellent execution than meticulous planning.
- Why stakeholders are important to get onboard I the strategy phase of operational implementation
- What a clear vision can contribute to both strategy and execution
A teaser of what is to come in the 2018 Global State of Process Excellence Report - Over 700 professionals took part in the biennial PEX Network state of the industry survey to explore how organizations around the world are approaching process excellence. Ahead of the release of the 2018 global state of process excellence report and the launch of OPEX Week 2019, we bring you a sneak peek of the key findings and results from the responses received.
We speak with business transformation leaders Mesbah Haque, formerly JP Morgan, and Michael Stober, Citizens Bank, about the practical applications of combining business methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking and Agile to drive operational excellence. Between the 21 and 25 January, Mesbah and Michael will both be sharing further insight into their unique approaches at 20th OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2019.
We interviewed leaders in the Employee Experience and Leadership Development sphere, Kathryn Payne and Troy Eutsler, about transforming leadership and the importance of individuals in achieving operational excellence. Between the 21st and 25th January 2019, Kat and Troy will be discussing what is required from individuals, management and change in ensuring successful business transformation at 20th OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
The boom in automated technology is transforming the way operational processes are run and many speculate that the introduction of RPA, machine learning and cognitive automation will lead to an unprecedented demise in human employment. Get an exclusive look at the reality behind this feared ‘career coup’ and explore the prevailing need for human-touch in an increasingly automated world.
We speak with Heidi Hattendorf, Director of Business Innovation & Transformation at Motorola Solutions about the applications and rewards of data as well as the challenges of driving a multi-year transformation.
How can businesses adapt and continuously improve in the new digital world? What are the critical drivers and inhibitors for a successful digital transformation? What are the biggest mistakes that you can avoid? Get all the answers from Digital Transformation Expert, Mark Etwaru!
How will blockchain revolutionize the world of business process management? Find out in this article with Roop Singh and PEX Network's Ian Hawkins.