chapter 1 There’s an evolution going on

Every successful organisation has to make the transition from a world defined primarily by repetition to one primarily defined by change. This is the biggest transformation in the structure of how humans work together since the Agricultural Revolution.

— Bill Drayton, CEO and founder of ASHOKA

Anybody who believes that the business landscape is the same as it was in the ‘old days’ has their head well and truly buried in the 20th-century sand. There is an evolution going on that is affecting the business world and how we lead and manage within it.

We are all being forced to rethink how we behave and what we do. The changes of greater society — changes in generations, gender dynamics and technology — are ...

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