The pace of business change has intensified dramatically in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In short, it is speed that will determine whether a business disrupts or is disrupted, and enterprises built over decades and even centuries will be for naught if they cannot operate quickly enough.
Where business leaders often struggle is in setting the right pace for their digital transformation journey: fast enough to build the business of the future, but not so furious that they lose control. This is why we developed the AHEAD speed framework: to help leaders adjust the speed of their response to the velocity of the changes taking place. This paper is an extension of our primary research, featured in our report series The Work Ahead, and our latest book, What To Do When Machines Do Everything.