“It is certain that nothing is certain - how companies stay successful” was the topic of OeKB's “Alm Talk” at the European Forum Alpbach and could not be surpassed in terms of topicality with regard to Covid-19.
Inspiration and exchange of thoughts
At the beginning, the inspiring keynote by Petra Hauser spanned the range from the challenges of our exponential and global world to the psychological fundamentals that have to be taken into account in order to adapt to change. She highlighted how companies can secure their success in the “new & next normal”.
In the subsequent discussion of the diverse and multidisciplinary CEO panel, an exciting exchange took place. It focused on the disruptive turning points the executives see for their industries and how “two-handed leadership” can work, i.e. securing the core business and - in parallel - opening up new markets or “arenas” through innovation. In addition, the concept of the “secure basis” presented in the keynote was taken up. The leaders explained how they implement the two dimensions of the secure basis, namely “protection” and “inspiration”, in their companies.
The Alm Talk was recorded. The video will be available from October 2020 via a link on this page.
Here are some central statements of the Alm Talk:
Alm Talk impressions
Photocredit: EFA / Philipp Huber