The current economic climate across large parts of the globe has thrown up a series of issues around building resilience into business models – models that are socially as well as economically sustainable.
Terms such as “shared value,” “social return on investment” and “socially networked economy” are now heard throughout boardrooms, and management is under increasing pressure to adapt to thrive.
These issues are affecting businesses – from large corporations to small localised enterprises – in a range of ways. For the SME sector in particular, resourcing pressures demand smart approaches to change management towards improving business sustainability.
SME business owners and managers who are seeking pathways to adapt to more sustainable business practices will benefit from a forthcoming workshop on 28 & 29 March 2012, which I will be facilitating with my associates Grant Young of Zumio and Connie Comber of Re-Imagine Business.
The workshop offers SME business owners and managers with a critical overview of the following themes:
- Business models for driving profitability are changing.
- Customer loyalty, high performance teams and strong business networks are increasingly reliant on collaboration and building long-term relationships.
- Businesses need to be engaged in the new socially-networked economy and that means accepting greater transparency and adopting socially-aware values and principles.
- Clients and communities expect more of businesses today.
This workshop will provide:
- An overview of latest trends shaping the business sector: collaboration, shared value and harnessing the power of the socially-networked economy to your advantage.
- In-depth analysis of a series of case studies of real businesses – including Australian SMEs – that have been transformed to build resilience and achieve sustainable growth.
- Practical tools to develop a resilience-based business strategy to drive new market opportunities.
Day one will focus on the clear trends impacting the business community, representing both risks and opportunities depending on an organisation’s preparedness. Day two (optional) will focus on specific case studies of local and international businesses that are harnessing these trends and getting ahead of the curve.
The workshop will emphasise interactive and hands-on activities to help apply the key principles and learnings that emerge from the sessions in a practical way.
Further details are available at the event booking page. We’d be delighted to hear any feedback you have on the event and outline.
You can get a 5% discount on your booking by using the discount code AEOC.
If your associates or colleagues may be interested, please access the PDF flyer containing all the details, to send around or print.
We look forward to seeing you there.