Lynda Gratton

The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems

Lynda Gratton

What would happen if corporations actively anchored themselves in their communities and supply chains? What if they leverage their unique capabilities to address complex global challenges such as climate change and youth unemployment?

This book shows how bringing resilience to a fragile world starts with what happens inside a corporation. When intelligence and wisdom are amplified, emotional vitality is enhanced and social connections are harnessed.

Learn how corporations can leverage this inner resilience to help solve global problems. This book also shows how a corporation’s unique innovative, scaling and mobilising, and alliance-building capabilities can help combat global ills.

Using outputs from the Future of Work Research Consortium and working alongside more than 20 companies from across the world including Vodafone, Unilever, Tata Consulting Services, and Natura, this book illustrates the very real benefits of aligning organisational interests with those of the world.

The Key remains an important book for me and I use it as a text for my London Business School elective on the Future of Work.