What is ‘Lean Enterprise’ and Why it Matters

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The acceleration of change impacts technology, consumer expectations, and economic models. Nowhere has this been so profound as in the decease in the lifespan of companies​ on the S&P 500​, from 67 years average in 1920 to 15 years today.

In order to survive​,​ organizations need to ​innovate at scale. Technology is now core to business​,​ but business is not only technology. Transformation in organizational structure​and governance​, financial ​management, product development and culture must accompany technical excellence to optimize innovation and ensure ongoing business relevance.

Will your organization be able to keep up with the pace of change?  Will you be a disruptor or disrupted? Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale proposes a roadmap for competitive survival. In our new book, we share how leaders can create thriving ​organizational ​cultures​ required to build an adaptive, resilient Lean Enterprise ​that can survive the future.

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  • […] Standard Bank are now two years into their journey and recognise the critical role that technology plays in meeting the ever-evolving needs of their customers, Standard Bank partnered with ThoughtWorks to develop their new Internet banking website, an essential customer-facing platform for their business. It was fantastic to see such strong executive support and team engagement in transforming a bank at scale. They are constantly challenging themselves to move forward and think about the next thing. Embodying the mantra of lean enterprise, THINK BIG, start now, learn fast. […]

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