By THE NATION
The key to driving organisational innovation is the preparedness of high-level executives, who become corporate commanders in driving the company forward to achieve its goals and vision. Successful corporate innovation starts with leaders possessing the correct mindset and skills.
To help the region forge ahead in becoming the centre of innovation, RISE, a world-class organisation which strives to accelerate regional corporate innovation, recently joined hands with Stanford Graduate School of Business to drive the Executive Programme on Corporate Innovation from August 27-29 in Thailand.
Dr Supachai Pachariyanon, or “Doctor Kid”, Chief Executive Officer and founder of RISE, said it would be the first time Stanford GSB, the world’s most innovative university, was offering the Executive Programme on Corporate Innovation in Southeast Asia to ensure that executives are able to develop strategies, build the skills required of a world-class leader, and be ready to create change for the organisation in an era in which “speed is a key success factor”.
RISE has designed the programme with Stanford GSB to be suitable for leaders and corporate executives who want to create innovation.
“What we want every executive to acquire is the ability to tap into problems and overcome challenges in creating organisational innovation. Companies that have especially been in existence for a long time should also have an opportunity to create new skills that are necessary, as well as the ability to structure organisational innovation by formulating strategies, brainstorming ideas, developing products, services and marketing strategies, building leadership skills, and creating a sound corporate culture in order to drive organisational innovation in the big picture,” he said.
“The programme reinforces RISE’s core mission to increase the GDP of Thailand and Southeast Asia by one per cent. RISE believes that when executive-level leaders have the right mindset and skill set for the creation and development of organisational innovation, this innovation will become a reality, which is the ultimate outcome we would like to see from executives who complete RISE’s Stanford Graduate School of Business programme,” Supachai added.