Last year, the UK was named the least productive European nation in the G7 and latest figures suggest that things have not improved; in fact, some claim these productivity challenges are one of the biggest economic threats facing Britain. At the same time, the intense and constant pace of change caused by the digital era continues to ripple across every industry.

The Brexit vote in June 2016 evoked further uncertainty for businesses in the UK. The pressure on all British organisations is immense. Has this level of change and associated pressure always been like this, or are we operating in unchartered waters? Clearly being able to thrive in today’s competitive environment requires a new skillset and in fact, a new outlook – where preconceptions need to be thrown out of the window and an agile mindset needs to be applied, to reimagine the way things are done and be open to questioning assumptions, methods and pre-conceived beliefs.