The competition was fierce at this year’s UK Business Awards, and I would like to say huge congratulations to the winners of gold, silver and bronze and to all businesses that made it to the finals. I had the honour of being Chair of Judges for the Best Place to Work category.
There are four defining characteristics of success: collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and leadership. These are all closely intertwined.
It’s taken a while but medium to large organisations, have finally come to realise they need to change to compete and survive in a marketplace filled with small, more nimble competitors.
Discussions with upper management about adaptability are often an awkward dance.
Senior management often fears a loss of control in an adaptive workplace. That’s understandable given their training. But it's also very wrongheaded..
In recent months most conversations I’ve had with business leaders start with two questions about adaptive business: what is it and why do I need it?
It’s taken a while but larger organisations have finally come to realise they need to change to compete and survive in a marketplace filled with small, more nimble competitors.
Since I gave a presentation at Business Agility 2017 in New York in February, there’s been a definite spike in interest for my work in making organisations adaptive.
While at the Business Agility 2017 conference in New York recently, I met many wonderful people, all eager to engage on the issue of adaptability in organisations. The work I pioneered in my 2005 book Sense and Respond: The Journey To Customer Purpose has found its moment. Organisations know they have to change now and adaptability is their preferred method.
Before last week’s talk at BusinessAgility2017 in New York City, I told some of my confidantes that I sensed something shifting in the change and transformation field.