Many of the earth’s most enduring organisms from ants to bees encourage specialisation. Likewise, the successful bank of the future will incorporate composite specialists into their superorganism rather than trying to compete on all levels. This approach will not only optimise survival for legacy organisations but will create an ecosystem that caters to changing customer demands. This combination of specialism and diversity applies not to only the most successful organisms, but also to the most successful organisations.
Stealing From The Future: Decaffeinate Your Strategy. Business Leaders steal from their future the same way coffee robs from our sleep.
Changemakers often experience the full wrath of a protective status quo when an internal power broker perceives them as a threat (to their position). Even though they may espouse upstanding business practices, proclaiming, “We are very innovative!”, ultimately when threatened by internally driven proactive change, the status quo can act as unscrupulously as the mob.
Failure and catastrophe can provide a huge impetus and opportunity in stimulating transformation, new ideas, and new directions in business and in one’s personal life. Sometimes a storm, while devastating in the moment is exactly what we need to shake us from stagnation.