Aggregated research over the last few years shows that:
Step-change (disruptive, strategic innovation) and ongoing incremental change (continuous improvement) are the norm in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment, yet it doesn’t become easier for many organizations.
Change is often thought of as a move from one static state to another static state. If the previous change wasn’t well led with informed and engaged people, the next change will face increased cynicism and disengagement and your leaders will feel even more out of control as anxiety, ambiguity and uncertainty spreads and people wait for the change to disappear (possibly with its architect!) —this erodes the mutual confidence and trust which is the glue that holds organizations together.
So instead of thinking of change as being ‘managed’ from one static state to another static state, organizations need to develop a leadership philosophy and a leadership culture that enables them to operate successfully in a dynamic VUCA environment. This means a systemic, systematic, dynamic and scalable approach to the execution of strategy.
Follow the route card below for successful and effective change. The foundations for doing this successfully are common, systemic and dynamic mission-focused leadership practices for decision-making, planning and briefing that create strategy execution capability. These are applied by leaders at all levels, and overlaid with authentic, adaptable and emotionally intelligent leadership behaviour inline with organizational values.
We can help you to develop and embed the systemic leadership capability needed so that the organization takes change and transformation in its stride —today and tomorrow.