People, Process, and Intelligent Machines: Leading in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and increasingly digital world requires a simultaneous focus on people, processes, and intelligent machines. Icarus 2.0 challenges participants in the following areas:
In this dynamic business simulation, participants are fully immersed in a futuristic VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, where they are tasked with leading a company that manufactures rocket engines in an emerging digital environment.
Building a successful strategy requires the leaders to simplify processes and systems, take acceptable risks, increase experimentation and innovation and optimize the human-digital partnership, all while empowering and inspiring others.
Success requires a sophisticated deep drill into the underlying strategic and cultural elements that drive the digital and human transformation by leveraging business leadership skills. Participants must effectively employ systems thinking, execute their company’s strategies, consider the multiple impacts on the supply chain and negotiate the customer demand at the trade partner level.
Throughout the simulation, participants begin to learn that success requires going beyond implementing traditional business skills and “bottom-line number crunching.” Leadership requires simultaneous focus on people, processes and intelligent machines. It also requires a sophisticated strategic interpretation of market knowledge within a diverse brand and product portfolio. The Icarus 2.0 teams must move beyond incremental change to transformational change through their ability to develop a deep and intimate understanding of the work and the customer.
Debriefs throughout the Icarus 2.0 experience highlight and leverage the significant parallels to the participants’ own organizational realities and set the stage for individual executive leadership development in the area of leading teams in a VUCA world and achieving transformational change.
“I appreciate the incredible attention to detail that has gone into this simulation and the powerful leadership lessons that are discovered. It’s an incredible journey and so timely in today’s increasingly digital world.”