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Disruption is the new normal. Global organizations have been experiencing aggressive growth targets and challenging labor markets, and media giant The Walt Disney Company is no exception. Walt Disney International’s former vice president of HR tells the story of how he led a multi-phased change management effort across the worldwide enterprise, building a culture of “futures thinkers.” He details the practical lessons learned as HR reframed strategy processes, identified talent and skills gaps, produced future-empowered innovations, and established a new leadership competency.
- Why strategic foresight is a critical methodology, skill set and mindset for the 21st century.
- How creating a culture of futures thinking can pressure-test existing strategies, lead to the development of innovative products and services, drive the identification of gaps in talent and skills, and inspire other business segments to take action.
- The importance of creating a global standardized training program implementing local and custom integrations when rolling out a change management effort.