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. Culture plays a key role in change no matter the degree of change envisaged. Tomorrow's successful leader will be someone who can slalom through the white water of unanticipated disruption and culture change.
Anne Chevillotte, Managing Partner at TRANSEARCH International, highlights several key individual leadership dimensions impacted by participating in extreme sports such as ultra-endurance.
"To thrive [in times of rapid change], organisations that have long been siloed and bureaucratic must become nimble and customer-centric, and command-and-control models must give way to distributed leadership."Deborah Ancona - Seley Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is the founder of the MIT Leadership Center.
An interesting perspective from Roman Molek, Managing Partner & Board Member of TRANSEARCH in the Czech & Slovak Republic, on 'How to Successfully Destroy Disruptive Innovation with Your Original Business and Become a Global Industry Leader'. (in Czech)
Studies show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off - just the types of behaviour that lead to market breakthroughs. So how can you increase psychological safety on your own team?
Steven Pezim explains why it is critically important to ensure that the organisation's culture accepts, nurtures and encourages intrapreneurship.
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.