Why Do So Many Business Transformations Fail to Deliver Value?

Friday 2 August 2024 │ 08:45-10:00 BST │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club (Virtual)

Achieving enterprise-wide business transformation is hard, which explains why so many transformations fail to deliver their expected value. But while no two struggling business transformations are the same, it is possible to identify some common patterns and dynamics that might explain the reasons behind this high failure rate. Results from the 2024 Chief Disruptor Disruptive Trends survey point to a range of common challenges, including skills shortages, silo mentality, resistance to change, speed of decision making and poorly aligned talent and processes. So what can leaders do to manage or mitigate some of these obstacles and what impact can the disruptive mindset have on success?

Join us at our Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club, "Why Do So Many Business Transformations Fail to Deliver Value?", on Friday 2 August 2024 to discuss strategies and share tips on how to maximise your chances of delivering value from your business transformation. 


08:45 Welcome and introduction

08:50 Fireside chat 

  • Why do organisations need to transform and why it’s so important to build a compelling business case for change
  • Exploring the impact of a disruptive mindset in enabling successful business transformation
  • How should leaders behave in order to role-model appropriate behaviours?
  • Evaluating the impact of agile ways of working, design thinking and product-led team design  
  • Fostering innovation: encouraging diversity of thought, fostering creative collision, embracing risk, and experimentation
  • Strategies to overcome resistance to change 

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussion: 

  • Group introductions and sharing business transformation status and objectives
  • How well engaged are employees with your business transformation?
  • What are the ways leaders can improve engagement with the transformation?
  • What are the greatest roadblocks preventing success? Where can leaders have the greatest impact; looking for low hanging fruit

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways

10:00 Close


This is a private event for Full Members of our community. Membership is free and is open to all those who have a professional or academic interest in business leadership and disruption, or the capability to support our Full Members through their business transformation.