Seizing the upside of disruption

UntitledWe live in an age of disruption — when new technology and behavioral shifts that would have seemed unimaginable even a few years ago are transforming the way we live.

Artificial intelligence and robotics are fundamentally reinventing the workforce. Drones and driverless cars are transforming supply chains and logistics, even as they challenge policymakers to rethink existing approaches to infrastructure and regulation. Millennials are changing consumption patterns and demand for everything from cars to real estate.

Responding to disruption has become one of the biggest strategic imperatives facing today’s business leaders and policymakers.

But in a world where everything from business models and value networks to political systems and social contracts are being disrupted, how do we seize the upside?

Some of the most disruptive technologies on the horizon (think artificial intelligence and robots) will disrupt not just corporate business models, but also society as a whole. But while these challenges are certainly palpable, how a company responds to disruption will ultimately determine its success. In short, companies need to disrupt themselves before they’re disrupted from the outside.

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