ESMT Annual Forum
Leading in transition
June 22, 2017
In times of transition and disruption, organizations must learn to embrace change and move quickly. The ESMT Annual Forum 2017 – titled “Agility: Leading in Transition” – examined the frameworks necessary to enable flexibility at the personal and organization level and thus increase innovation in business.
Attended by more than 400 academics, business leaders, students, and a spectrum of other guests, the Forum asked what must leaders do to successfully navigate the challenges of an accelerating world – one in which century-old business models can become obsolete in less than a decade.
The Forum’s keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions brought together international experts, decision makers, and academics to elaborate on topics such as agility in industry and organization, changing assumptions on management best practices, the positive and negative perceptions of innovation, strategies in workforce management and incentivization, and new leadership skills development within the Digital Age.
The ESMT Annual Forum is organized annually by ESMT Berlin. The international business school was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions and offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs.