This workshop, conducted for Balderton portfolio companies in September 2020, was an update to workshops previously run with the portfolio, and updated for the COVID era.
Right now, we are in the midst of a generational event. There is no going back. Workplaces and work habits have been thoroughly transformed. Entire industries have collapsed. Most companies are having to do sharp pivots. And now there are interesting new growth companies and industries emerging. All these changes are forcing technology leaders to ask questions about how they respond.
The team leading this workshop — Firebrick Consulting — has conducted positioning consulting for global leaders including Salesforce, Workday, Servicenow, Microsoft, VMWare, Riverbed, New Relic, GitLab and SuccessFactors, for example. The team led with the emphasis that these leaders have separated from the pack by telling powerful stories through positioning. And that positioning is a strategic priority, even more so now.