Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

Tagged "Innovation"

Can you imagine if every individual in an organisation had the opportunity and were encouraged to be creatitve and develop innovative processes .... what impact would this have?  Possibly chaeo and fear in most but in others true innovation and values driven.  Being responsible for your own contributions and being...

By Karen Waite on May 17, 2022

In an attempt to be innovative, too much change can occur. While change readiness can improve adaptability, too much change can slow down response time and create burnout, depleting resources of their energy to respond.  Leaders must take care to define challenges and focus innovative thinking and commit to conquering...

By Karen Felix on May 14, 2022
richard-james-barnes's picture

Adaptability is essentially a cultural element and reflects typical thinking patterns and ways of working.

The main enemy is therefore itself a cultural one.  Embedded behaviours in managers and staff, underpinned by procedures and systems which emphasise the day job and getting work done/targets achieved over development projects, networking with...

heidi-de-wolf's picture

All these are engrained into our vocabulary, but should be banished from the workplace:

'Knowledge is Power' - replace it with 'Knowledge Sharing is Power'

'Don't reinvent the Wheel' - If humans hadn't reinvented it we would still be relying on stone-carved wheels

'Every man and his dog wants input...

By Heidi De Wolf on May 9, 2022
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Looking at some of the examples cited by Gary in his introductory post, they typically illustrate businesses that have suffered from 1. Prioritising Short Term Profits 2. Short Term Thinking and 3. An Addiction to Core Revenue Streams.

Let's examine each of these three factors in turn, how...

By Bruce Lewin on May 9, 2022