From Chief Executive to Chief Ecosystem Officer: The new leaders of innovation
1 Comment September 04, 2016
An ecosystem perspective means that organisations that conceive, design, deliver and intervene with novel health technologies and services must consider themselves to be organisms too. And their leaders must become a new kind of CEO - the Chief Ecosystem Officer. They must adapt and shape their innovation and strategy capabilities and processes as well as organisational structure to align with an ecosystem view of their purpose, function and value; they must open out and engage with other ecosystem actors particularly patients; they must adopt more collaborative and advanced problem-learning capabilities with them and they must assess and plan for the wider effects of their value-propositions beyond immediate users or customers. Their organisations must be more adaptive and designed for ongoing evolution.