“No one of us is smarter than all of us” Radical responses to radical times Chief Strategy Officer Summit / London / April 2014
We believe Great companies are communities of purpose
Our purpose is to create meaning in business
The annual gathering for people who believe business can and must be better in the 21st century
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First things first Take up your paperTake up your penDraw the person next to you You have 30 seconds
We are all just people
Today 1. Setting the scene: the New Normal 2. Client stories: Being purposeful, being collaborative, being human 3. Takeaways: things to do tomorrow
Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous
Welcome to the New Normal
Big companies are dying quicker Average company lifespan on S&P 500 Index (in years)
The hierarchies of yesterday are no match for the speed required of today
VUCA Prime thanks to Bob Johansen / Institute of the Future
Leaders: from hero to host
Three new approaches Being purposeful Being participative Being more human
Harnessing & amplifying the collective intelligence of staff & residents to deliver on 2020 Vision Orbit Housing Group Being purposeful
How: Collective vision Being purposeful
Responding to external disruption with managed internal disruption Pan Macmillan Being participative
How: Collaborate to innovate PR Marketing Analytics Editorial – Children’s Editorial - Adult Digital Sales 15 Being participative
Shhhh…. ? Overcoming the ‘Know/Do’ gap to help people change their outlook Being more human
How: Growth Mindset ? Being more human CHALLENGE STATUS QUO COMFORTABLE WITH FAILURE RELISH HELPING OTHERS SUCCEED LESS SET IN WAYS COLLABORATION LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS RISK TAKING
Takeaways People need to feel that they’re part of something, that their work has meaningHow clear are you about the why, not just the what?
Takeaways “No one of us is smarter than all of us” How could you harness collective intelligence & solve problems in smarter, unexpected ways?
Takeaways For the company to change, individuals need to change what they do and how they behaveHow can you connect with your peoples’ needs and help them want to change?
@jennilloyd Thank you!Any questions?