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Disrupt social housing, before someone disrupts it for you


We had a quick chat with Peter Hall ahead of his session on disruption, change and the benefit of simplicity at The BIG Question 2016. We're asking "does Welsh housing need to change to succeed?" - here's Peter's take on what that might mean.

Peter HallHi Peter, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

No problems. My usual pitch is that I'm a serial intrapreneur & positive disruptor - an occasional CEO, Interim Exec, & transformational leader with a proven track record of delivering positive change, outcomes, and challenge. I've got extensive experience, insight & knowledge of social housing, complemented by coaching and cajoling of leaders in the international business world.

What can our delegates expect from the session?

I'll be outlining how, while all organisations face common challenges, uncertainty, and significant disruption in coming years, disruption for social housing goes beyond just going digital.

How going digital is not the panacea for all ills.

How the real challenge is not channel shift, universal credit, risk or governance: it is complicatedness and the lack of innovation which stifle effectiveness and productivity.

And how a failure to plan for the structural and cultural shifts needed to address these will mean planning to fail. Because failure to adapt and change will lead to being Uberised by leaner, smarter and more savvy non asset owning start-ups.

I guess the mantra might be: "Less Mega Merger. More Smart Simplicity."

Sounds great, what's the big thing you'd like people to take away?

I'm aiming to give delegates an insight into the Smart Simplicity approach which offers a radically simple and evidence-based alternative - by taking aim at the burning platforms of digital transformation, productivity and effectiveness to elevate prospects for social housing’s survival in the Digital Darwinism era.

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