HBR Live Webinar: Better, Simpler Strategy (a Value-Based Approach to Exceptional Performance)
with professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee
Extreme market volatility, pandemics, supply chain disruption. The list of strategic challenges for companies grows exponentially – meanwhile, the laborious strategy processes used by many firms feels bureaucratic and behind the curve.
In his new book, Better, Simpler Strategy, Harvard Business School professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee introduces The Value Stick – a simple, powerful tool to cut through complexity and uncertainty.
On 24 June, Felix will join us to discuss how to use The Value Stick to deepen your own company’s competitive advantage. This tool measures two fundamental forces that lead to value creation and capture in firms: the customer’s willingness to pay, and the employee’s willingness to sell (their services). Increasing product quality increases a customer’s willingness to pay; firms can redesign work processes or conditions to lower employees’ willingness to sell their services to firms and still retain them.
With many examples across industries, Felix draws from the cases he teaches on his successful HBS strategy course to show how you too can develop a Better, Simpler Strategy.
Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. He currently teaches competitive strategy in executive education programs such as the Program for Leadership Development. He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching, and is also a cohost of the popular podcast, After Hours.