A number of sessions and speakers touched on the need to embrace agility and to become comfortable with change. Mike McNamara, CEO of Flex, a $25 billion business operating across a broad range of industries, exhorted Workday Rising attendees to learn how to thrive in change.
McNamara said, “The slope and rate of change of disruption are so much greater now . . . If you can’t embrace change and pivot your business model as the world pivots around you, you won’t succeed.” He also spoke of the value of cultivating a “culture of agility” to bridge strategy and execution.
And Robynne Sisco, Co-President and CFO of Workday, reminded leaders that they have a critical role in carrying the culture of their organizations. “If senior leadership doesn’t model the culture, the behavior you want will absolutely not stick.”
We look forward to more insightful sessions and speakers at Workday Rising later this year.