One of the key challenges faced by businesses and boards today is how to develop a vivid picture of the future and how that future may impact the company’s strategy.
Dramatic change, disruption, and uncertainty continue to shake up long-held strategic assumptions and require an ever-sharper focus on what’s ahead. Developing a vivid picture of the future—what will the business and industry look like in one, three, five or more years out?—is essential today as companies consider how that future will impact strategy.
To that end, KPMG’s Spring Director Roundtable Series will explore:
The forces reshaping the business and risk landscape—from economic and geopolitical uncertainty, technological innovation and the digital economy, and demographic changes, to investor demands for greater diversity, corporate purpose, and long-term strategy.
How boards can help the company envision the future and engage in quality discussions to evaluate the strategy, including:
Setting expectations for the board’s engagement in strategy
Adjusting the setup and staging of board strategy discussions—number of meetings, agenda, information requirements—to drive the right focus and dynamics
Challenging strategic assumptions and including diverse views
Monitoring critical alignments—strategy and risk management, key performance indicators, controls and incentives, culture, and talent—as the strategy changes.
Gretchen Haggerty Former CFO US Steel
Ben Lewis Director of Corporate Strategy KPMG Advisory
David Motley Board Member F.N.B Corporation & Koppers