Stephen Diotte shares perspectives from the The Bedford Consulting Group on the importance of preparing for 2021 compensation cycles now to ensure company survival through this crisis and beyond.
There is one fact of life that is impossible to ignore – tomorrow will be (very) different. More specifically, the rate of change is getting faster – and about to get much faster. Being faster, however, is ultimately all about how people learn. It's a matter of adapt or perish.
How and what we learn is a product of the:
- Nature of the experience,
- Mental model (metaphor, theory, hypothesis, conceptual template) used to access the learning,
- Quality of the questions posed,
- Time set aside for reflection, and
Ultimately, an investment in learning is about orchestrating change. In pursuit of that goal, learning starts with the experience. And it's not just learning fast at an individual or team level but building an environment where speed of learning becomes an organisation-wide competitive advantage.
If you're not fast, you're going to be last!
Insights from "Speed of Learning: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage" by John Burdett, Leadership advisor to TRANSEARCH International.
"We all know that developing strategic thinking skills is important, but many don't realise how critical it is to your career advancement to 'show these skills' to your boss and other senior leaders."
There is one fact of life that is impossible to ignore - tomorrow will be (very) different. More specifically, the rate of change is getting faster - and about to get much faster. It is a matter of adapt or perish.
Flexibility, a flatter structure, enhanced freedom to act, and a laser-like business focus represent part of the answer. Being faster, however, is ultimately all about how people learn.
In this excerpt from the book 'The A–Z of Organization Culture', John Burdett explains why the speed of learning is quickly becoming the ultimate competitive advantage, and presents several innovative ways of introducing effective learning experiences into your organisation.
The current global business environment generated by digital transformation is reshaping the roles that make up the executive ranks. Karen Greenbaum shares key ways traditional executive roles are changing to have greater impact in the new business climate.
Team building can be a way to accelerate the team through the learning curve. However, it doesn't matter how fast you appear to move ahead if at the end of the day you are still lost. The following is an extract from the book Team: Align, Build, Connect & Develop, by John Burdett (PDF document) and available to purchase from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Team-Align-Build-Connect-Develop/dp/096872339X/
Taking the leap from a management to an executive-level position is an exciting and important career decision. Mike Morrow, Managing Director at TRANSEARCH, provides an insiders perspective on what to expect from an executive-level interview.