Rethink the way we transform ourselves. Everyone is into business transformation and everyone wants a sustainable organization. We’re all facing the same issues and reacting in very similar ways. But performing organizations are doing things differently.
The most important issues organizations are facing right now are threefold:
Does it sound familiar?
Performing organizations have developed their ability to transform themselves by thinking and behaving differently. Would it be possible to do less and achieve more? Performing organizations know how to focus their energies on a vital few. As a result, employees are more engaged, performing better and, as a natural consequence, the organization is more competitive.
Over the last 30 years, we’ve been downsizing, restructuring, spending enormous amounts of money in IT systems, etc. but with limited success. Only a third of change projects succeed and that ratio is not changing. With the speed of change today, we may not survive if we don’t take a deep breath and rethink the way we transform ourselves. Our intentions are always good, but we don’t necessarily give ourselves a chance to succeed because we need to move fast.
We live in a world of opposing realities, be it between generations and their different expectations at work; between solid, quality products and programed obsolescence; between confidentiality and transparency; between factual well informed decision making and rapid decision turnaround time; between thorough information and instant messages; etc. Our management styles have to adapt to this changing world.
To deal with these issues on a daily basis, seeking the right balance, then we need to take a step back and find our own way of getting there. Each organization is unique, its context and culture too. Let’s begin with figuring out the root cause of our business challenges, focus on the most important one, take one or two high impact actions… and watch the ripple effects.
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