Digital disruption is not only changing our economy, our workforce and the way we do business, it is increasing the rate of societal change so we have no option but to adapt and innovate or run the very real risk of withering on the vine.
When my colleague and BDO principal Alan Ferris and I take to the floor at Governance Institute’s Public Sector Governance Forum at the Parmelia Hilton in Perth on 18 October we will focus on business transformation and change in WA’s public sector.
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At the board table, strategy and risk have long been question sets considered together:
- Where are we going?
- What might stop us getting there?
Indeed, the idea that the risk and strategy disciplines should work together is not new. What has changed however is the velocity, variety and volume of questions being handled.
While disruption in the fundraising and business models of NFPs has been evolving for some time, it is the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that is generating large scale generational change transforming traditional welfare style models to customer-centric models.
I recently attended Governance Institute’s new Effective Director Course in Sydney — three great days of new governance learnings, especially around soft skills, practical insights into how to get that elusive non-executive director role, and making new business connections.