Today, transformation is on the agenda of governments throughout the world. Why? Simply and persuasively, it is increasingly clear that nations can no longer rest on their competitive laurels. The rapid growth and emergence of the new economic ...
powerhouses of India, China, Brazil and Russia demonstrate the shifting sands of competitive power. The simple truth is that countries can no longer take economic supremacy or even progression for granted. To some extent, what is now happening with government mirrors what has already happened with the private sector in many countries. Amid the turbulence of recent times, how corporations are run has been questioned and examined from every angle. As a result, many have transformed themselves from slow-moving behemoths to nimble global operators. Others have bitten the corporate dust. At the heart of this book, and smart transformation, is the idea that government along with corporations must take responsibility for finding a balanced business model; one that meets the needs of shareholders as well as other stakeholders, such as employees, customers and local communities. Leading Smart Transformation describes a holistic, rapid, flexible, dynamic approach, where leadership is integral to the process, stakeholders are fully engaged, and last but not least, the transformation programme is well planned with a clear roadmap linking the various components of the cycle.