10 Things You Need to Know About Disruption in 2016

10 Things You Need to Know About Disruption in 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As Australian business environments shift, organisations are being impacted five times faster than during the previous three years.

Through the summer of 2015/16, 285 business leaders were interviewed on the state of disruption. Their findings were collated into the authoritative Disruption Report 2016: What Australian Business Leaders Think (download a free copy of the report here).

Following are the 10 things you absolutely need to know about disruption in 2016, gained from our experience and from the feedback gathered through the survey.


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1. High Stakes

For most organisations, disruption is a high-stakes game and leveraging disruption is a priority.

2. Not New, Different

Disruption is not new, but this time it is different. It’s exponential and globally systemic and creating an environment not previously experienced by business leaders.

Disruption is not new, but this time it's different. Click To Tweet

3. More Than Digital

Disruption is not just digital, or about technology. It includes rapid social and economic transition; changes to business models and customer behaviour; heightened international competition and much more.

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Download a copy of The Disruption Report 2016: What Australian Business Leaders Think to learn:

  • The 6 key emergent themes on disruption
  • Opportunities and risks inherent in the current climate
  • What Australian business leaders are doing right now about disruption

4. Unbalanced Impacts

The impacts of disruption are both positive and negative and are being felt unevenly by organisations.

The impacts of disruption are being felt unevenly by organisations. Click To Tweet

5. Next Wave of Impacts

Many leaders know enough about disruption to see it coming, but don’t know the full extent of how it will impact. Equally, they are not yet able to see the next wave of impacts because many don’t know what they don’t know.

6. Management and Executives Are Not Aligned

Executives and Senior Management are not on the same page about what to prepare for, and how to prepare for it.

Executives and senior management are not aligned on disruption preparation. Click To Tweet

7. New Surprises

Disruption will continue to emerge from unexpected industries and organisations and appear in new and surprising combinations.

8. Disruption Equals Innovation

One industry or organisation’s disruption is another’s innovation.

One organisation's disruption is another's innovation. Click To Tweet

9. Preparedness

Some sectors and organisations are more aware of and prepared for disruption than others.

10. Perspective

Disruption is a state of mind and management. Those who see it as a headwind will fail, while those who treat it as a tailwind will be better placed to succeed.

Disruption is a state of mind and management. Click To Tweet

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Gav George

When his school music teacher loaned him a cassette tape (yes, he's that old) of a fusion band, Gav entered the jazz world after years of classical music training. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest living jazz musicians and toured key festivals. Then Enhance founder Alison Clarke called on Gav to work on the company's marketing. This led him to his new passion of… marketing! Gav oversees Enhance's marketing initiatives, gets a kick out of connecting with clients and unearthing new talent. Gav still has that cassette tape, so if his music teacher reads this, please get in touch so he can return it.

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