5 ways you can totally own business transformation

Professionals in all sectors need to adopt new ways of working and help others do the same if they want to survive digital disruption. Hyper Island has come up with five ways we can support you in creating value for you and how that will benefit your organization.

Anyone involved in change management, HR and talent acquisition, research and innovation, business development, and marketing and sales needs to read the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2018.

Okay, it’s 147 pages long, so, to save you time, here’s the gist:

“To prevent an undesirable lose-lose scenario— technological change accompanied by talent shortages, mass unemployment and growing inequality—it is critical that businesses take an active role in supporting their existing workforces through reskilling and upskilling, that individuals take a proactive approach to their own lifelong learning and that governments create an enabling environment, rapidly and creatively, to assist in these efforts.”

What this means is that, going forward, we will need a better understanding of the implications and disruption of the networked society. We will need to be able to identify changes in consumer behavior and understand the impact of digital on client journeys. We will need to be able to assess organizational needs and understand what value we are creating as leaders.

This is all well and good, but how are we going to get all these things in place and apply them to our daily work? How are we going to lead teams through digital disruption and come out the other side stronger and more resilient? What can a course do to help us get to where we want to be?

Let’s look in more detail at how you and your organization can benefit from one or more employees taking the Business Transformation course at Hyper Island.

What’s in it for you?

1. Clarity

You will get immersed in an experience-based learning environment where there are no wrong answers – only a diverse group of professionals like you that need to become more clear on their intentions and find purpose in their professional roles. Industry experts and speakers will help guide you through the course and take away only what you need to know.

2. Confidence

People who take this course will be able to gain confidence in practising hands-on skills and learning on the go. They will be encouraged to become more proactive rather than reactive to changes in the workplace and marketplace due to digital disruption.

3. Inspiration

Participants of Hyper Island courses routinely say afterwards how they have been given a massive dose of inspiration, energy and new motivation to tackle the challenges they identified in their organization. They typically become better at understanding behaviours connected to obstacles and drivers and go something about it.

4. Broaden your network

There is no ‘typical’ course participants on a Hyper Island course. The range of ages, profession and status makes for interesting discussions. There’s an opportunity to create a new network with connections from unexpected sectors, and form long-term professional relations to learn from each other and share feedback.

5. Boost your career

Ever dreamed of becoming an in-house consultant at your organization? The one people go to as a role model for change? Want to become a more reflective leader and take more ownership over the direction your organization is taking? This course is for you.

What’s in it for your organization?

It’s not all about you, of course. Your organization will also benefit in several ways. As you learn to understand your clients better, you will be able to build a more customer-centric business and support service/product development.

Your organization will get someone that can use the right tools to navigate an evolving business reality (such as future mapping and business modelling), better lead people and drive improvements to internal culture and collaboration (such as SCARF). All this is because, at the end of the day, more effective teams usually mean more profit.

Take a course in London, New York or Stockholm

Business Transformation is an intensive course held over two or three days in London, New York and Stockholm. It has been carefully designed to help you not only understand, but also tackle disruptive business challenges to deliver new kinds of value for your customers. By the time you finish this course, you should have acquired knowledge, skills and competence that you’ll be able to use right away in your work or add to your resume.

Why not double down for even more impact?

With one or more employees from your team, you can put what your learn into action much quicker than going it alone. Art directors Karin Vreeswijk and Lisette van Elst from The Netherlands chose to attend a course at Hyper Island together. They got to quickly apply what they learned about new paradigms, technologies and ways of working in the digital age: “Attending the course together meant we could start brainstorming immediately.”