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Aligning Strategy with Innovation: An opportunity for Nigeria to thrive by Caroline Lucas

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By Professor Neal Hartman, MIT

Breakthrough innovation has the potential to facilitate a digital transformation of public administration, improve profitability and assure sustainability of organisations.

From decision making to stakeholder engagement, finance to strategy, and human resources to marketing, leadership to accountability, policy making to governance the rollercoaster pace of change in the external environment has immense implications for the processes of unlocking stakeholder value and safeguarding social contract in an efficient and effective way.

Professor Neal Hartman, TEXEM MD

In this volatile, unstable, complex and ambiguous operating landscape, to survive and thrive, Nigerian leaders need to make innovative impacts in their organizations in several ways. Their task is to turn their organizations into innovation leaders and make intentional changes to organizational processes and products in order to create economic value along with social and environmental benefits.

World-renowned Professor Neal Hartman of MIT, when asked how Nigerian leaders could excel in these challenging times, he said: “It is critical to shift thinking from achieving short-term goals to long-term objectives even while doing well in the short to medium term. To have a sustainable strategic outlook, leaders must focus on developing and maintaining relationships with employees, regulators, clients, and the community.

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Leaders also need to explore how they can be agile, reduce waste, explore alternative revenue streams, evaluate and where necessary modify their business models. The essential ingredient to accomplishing these goals at a time that organisations are struggling to survive in Nigeria is via innovation and that is why the training organised by TEXEM on Inspiring Innovation for Sustainable Superlative Results is very pertinent”.

Specifically designed to address the practical realities of leading in Nigeria, this training which Texem has developed will be beneficial to all sectors; from food and agriculture, education, government, oil and gas, manufacturing, service industries, construction, telecommunication, banking and finance, and consulting- This executive development programme will offer actionable insights into how organisations can develop a culture of Innovation and achieve sustainable superlative success.

Therefore, TEXEM would like to invite you to her forthcoming programme Inspiring Innovation for Sustainable Superlative Results scheduled to take place on the November 14th & 15th 2018

At Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

Themes that would be covered include:

  • Stimulating drivers of innovation: culture, reward, and structure
  • Inspiring, designing and driving innovative processes
  • Leading strategic change for optimal outcomes
  • Sustaining momentum and organizational focus
  • Aligning human capital, process, and technology
  • Communicating vision and creating urgency

This training would be delivered by distinguished Professor Neal Hartman Head of a Managerial division at MIT.

Professor Neal Hartman has experience in entrepreneurship, management, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, leadership, and innovation. He has consulted for hundreds of public and private sector organisations in multiple continents in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge at the CMI-Enterprises, which is part of the Cambridge-MIT Initiative, working with decision makers from the USA, Cambridge University, and other European universities to develop their innovative credentials.

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When asked why leaders should attend Texem’s forthcoming training, Professor Neal Hartman said “TEXEM’s training programme scheduled to come up on the 14th-15th of November at Eko hotel, Lagos will offer participants the opportunity to examine in-depth the best practices of innovative and sustainable businesses and to consider what steps need to be taken to reach the potential that Nigerian companies need to become more creative, successful and sustainable. Through cases, discussions, and activities, the training programme will help leaders to identify both the opportunities and challenges as well as what they need to do for Nigerian companies to flourish while navigating the future. Also, participants will benefit from networking with other impressive and future leaders both during the executive development programme and afterward -In addition to the steeper learning curve that participants will gain, the improved social capital is also a source of bumper return on investment”.

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