Two worlds – Are our plans adaptable and adjustable as we learn more?
In our ever-changing and increasingly complex world, Strategy and Execution cannot be divided into two separate domains. Instead, they must be linked and part of one continuous process. This way we can navigate as we test, learn, and respond to the changing circumstances and evolving customer needs.
Two layers – Are we considering microsystems where work is performed?
It is right to say that an organization is made up of processes, technologies, and governance models. It is also true to say that an organization consists of individuals with competencies, attitudes, and a prevailing culture. These are the two layers of modern organizations. Though what is often underestimated is the role of microsystems – formal and informal groups, meetings, and collaborations that often take place across functional and even organizational borders. This is where work happens in most organizations. Realizing the importance of the microsystems and optimizing their performance, integrates the two layers of the organization and makes organizations not only more efficient but sustainable.
Two horizons – Are we setting us up for continuous learning and scalability?
All organizations must balance the need to deliver on current initiatives while simultaneously building the capabilities to be adaptable to more than one potential future. We must therefore consider issues above and beyond the current scope of any individual project or initiative. Successful change requires us to ensure that how we act now also strengthens our capabilities for sustainable change and builds organizational adaptability.
Complex issues require many different competencies, but as you have probably noticed a collection of high-performing individuals does not automatically form a high-performing team. At Influence we specialize in developing high-performing teams with tools and methods based our research-backed model Collective Intelligence, developed at the Stockholm School of Economics. Collective Intelligence is an idea that refers to the ability of groups or teams to perform tasks that are beyond the capabilities of any individual member. We solve complex issues together with our customers at the same time as we strengthen their Collective Intelligence. Working with strategy is no exception. When you are faced with strategic challenges, where the way forward is complex and stakes are high, this becomes even more important. With our Stratecution perspective we have helped clients such as a Swedish online bank and a state-owned company that provides job opportunities and services for people with disabilities. We know that the winners in today’s world will be those who efficiently balance present actions with building the right capabilities for future transformation.