Charles Darwin said it quite well:
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
Innovation, collaboration, and improvisation are essential forces shaping all of business and all of modern life, and they've become vitally important for the individual, for the organization, and indeed for all of society.
The significance and importance all three and their close cousins, adaptation, leads us to some essential questions:
- How well are you and your company prevailing in the current environment of accelerating change?
- How well positioned are you and your company to benefit from the countless new opportunities that change is bringing?
- Does your organization have a rigorous innovation process?
- Are you sufficiently agile to survive and to succeed?
These questions matter so much because the scope of the challenges that every organization faces today is nothing less than enormous. Threats are everywhere, technology is accelerating, and success clearly belongs exclusively to those rare organizations that have the capacity not only to adapt to change, but also to thrive on it, and indeed to create it.
How do they do that?
Perhaps your organization is among these ...