The 3500 Mid-Caps and Family Owned Companies play a vital role in the French economy. Thanks to their long-term vision, they sustain their economic cycles and invest durably. They contribute to innovation, creation of value and employment in our country.
How do Mid-Caps approach the digital transformation of the economy?
ARROWMAN Executive Search, who carries out 35% of its recruitment missions of executives and directors for Mid-Caps and Family Owned Companies, has noticed that Mid-Caps, who are traditionally more innovative than firms, are rather behind on these subjects.
By conducting a more in-depth analysis, weve observed that the situation is quite heterogeneous and essentially depends on the dynamic generated by the Leaders. Consequently, Mid-Caps are very prudent in their technological choices.
Why are Mid-Caps so prudent in their approach of such crucial issues?
The directors of Mid-Caps perfectly perceive the evolution of the market, the emergence of DATA, of IOT and of the Digitalization as a whole. However, they lack benchmarks and information in order to serenely advance and make the right choices.
More concretely, firms have anticipated these evolutions by establishing closer links with start-ups in order to create a wider range of mixed skills internally and externally. Therefore, the newly created positions of Chief Innovation Officers or Chief Transformation Officers, structure these gateways with the Start-up environment.
Mid-Caps are more reluctant. Prudent, they purposely let the current fashion trends pass them by and are hesitant to recruit sufficiently high profiles by fear of a cultural difference. By recruiting profiles that do not have the level to tackle strategic challenges (Project Managers, etc.), they take the risk of being unable to achieve a successful transformation and of neglecting new growth levers.
ARROWMAN Executive Searchs team, whos positioning is focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, proposes Mid-Cap leaders to benefit from its experience with innovative groups and start-ups.
ARROWMAN Executive Searchs team, invites Directors and Managers of Mid-Caps, who are interested in these questions, to join our LinkedIn group in order to exchange information on these subjects: ARROWMAN – Mid-Caps & Family-Owned Companies.