How One Person Can Change the Conscience of an Organization
Corporate transformations can happen from middle managers, and even first-line supervisors, if their vision is combined with determination and helped by the right mindset, leading to support of their superiors and peers.
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Certain organizations have the capacity to transform themselves, if the leader who is in charge, has the vision and the will for it.
It's not very often that short-term profitability and a selfish mindset is kept aside for the greater good.
A leader with clarity of conscience and a readiness to speak up can make a difference, and contribute to the greater good of humanity.
Cultural change can be made possible even if a middle-level or lower-level manager puts together a radical vision and gathers momentum from his peers.
Taking challenges continuously, big or small, contributes to your 'challenge taking' skill-building, preparing you for bigger milestones in the future.
The skills that are built, eventually operate in different areas, sometimes in unplanned and unanticipated situations.
Normally, these though may appear in a leader's mind:
The real challenge is to get past these mind traps before the problem starts to appear ordinary.
If a transformation helps the underprivileged, it becomes all the more imperative.
If a leader's vision is contributing to benefiting the poor or making a positive impact on the environment, it becomes a moral duty and not just a task to carry out.
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Organizations don’t change. People change. Many companies move to change systems and structures and create new policies and processes but fail to address the underlying mind-sets and capabilities of the people who will execute it.
A new strategy will fall short of its potential if they fail to address the mental attitude because people on the ground tend to continue to behave as they did before.
Companies that only look outward in the process of organizational change, and dismiss individual learning and adaptation make two common mistakes:
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Leaders and team members can make a virtue of this global situation and new world of work: you have an opportunity to introduce a totally new meeting culture, one that values candor and accountability.
It's not going to be easy, given the uncertainty we face. But now more than ever is important to work together.
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There are different types of problems that we will face now and in the future.
We need to evaluate the degree of “alarm” with which those problems should be treated.
Known problems with known solutions include the following:
Once the gravity of these problems becomes apparent to a critical mass of humanity, solutions would be put in motion.
Known problems to which solutions are not only imaginable but (probably) within reach include:
These problems are bound to cause suffering until an appropriate solution is found.
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