If, 90% of change management initiatives fail within the first year….
..it is perhaps not surprising that employees are seeking new business models, communities and institutions to find their tribes and something they can believe in.
Global movements such as Responsive Org and Open IDEO, have bought new thinking out into the open and through social networks. We now have more tools than ever to connect, collaborate and co-create, to meet-up for debates and conversations (or indeed, host a workshop on a specific business brand or business problem that needs new ideas.
However, these longer-term, future planning activities are still in their infancy as the challenge still remains to prove the value of the idea first, before it can receive validation from a wider community and there is always too much that needs to be done first.
Business is therefore often stuck in a re-active, roller-coaster-planning mind-set that is not dis-similar to how we as humans manage change and threats.
In business, profit drives a culture of fear and competitiveness. Which means our response mechanism is that we put our need to be first to market, before really taking time to breathe, consider the audience needs and ask them to be part of the solution.
From studying and learning how businesses ‘strategise’ over the years…
RE-IMAGI has found that leaders largely fall into two camps: those that care about the short-term sales and those who are focused on building long-term, sustainable results.
Our model highlights the polar opposites of each approach and how getting out of a ‘flight or fight’ mode and into a far more constructive, deep-thinking ‘bigger picture’ mindset, might just be the healthiest thing a business can do for themselves.
RE_IMAGI will be working with our ‘bigger picture’ clients to prove that designing for needs, fostering relationships (over sales) and being purposeful all of the time, is a far better and more successful way of doing business, that our future society can benefit from as well.
Do you agree? We welcome your feedback.
(Original post is available at: http://www.re-imagi.co/blog/2015/9/23/moving-from-fight-or-flight-to-bigger-picture-strategy)