Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

Tagged "adaptability"

I think in terms of nature most of the time but I see a similar problem in another dimension. 

The world is sick (climate change).  Because we have broken feedback mechanisms (ie. Global communication and co-operation).  Without collaboration and joining up the dots across science, business, education, population we’ll become...

By Debby Lloyd on May 17, 2022
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Businesses are designed to reinforce their existing structures (self preservation) and are naturally resistant to drastic change.  Similar to the immune system that attacks a newly implanted organ as a hostile invader, in a reflexive manner, even when the organ is required for life,  organizations reflexively destroy new...
By Monique Jordan on May 17, 2022
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Social media and technology is revolutionalising the way we learn, communicate and problem solve, however organisations are rigid in their development and delivery of learning. They still control the courses available, who can attend and when and how they are delivered. Adaptaable organisations provide a framework for learning but give...

By Conor Moss on May 13, 2022
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Like other contributors centralisation is the enemy of adaptability, centralisation enables macro-level structures, networks and governance allowing top-down management to 'devolve trust'. Conversely, the same org factors create mistrust by smoothering the importance of relational, pyschological and social trust.

By Conor Moss on May 13, 2022
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If you don't tell people they can make suggestions, changes, innovate, then they won't.  They will just do what they have always done and wait for someone else to come along and take the lead.  People need to given permission to adapt and then learn that they won't get a...

By Gemma Reucroft on May 13, 2022
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If you do a careful analysis on inappropriate reactions to problems, which lead to a deficiency company, from the point of view of the business, working...

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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