“Research has shown that the best performing teams are diverse teams. The power of diverse perspectives is such that diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams….and they outperform even more capable teams.” Insights from Sallie Krawcheck via LinkedIn.
We pay attention to things that reinforce what we believe. Today’s business environment, however, requires a mindset shift: it requires the ability to see things differently, beyond one’s own perspective. Many people do not recognize that they deal from their own worldview; many believe that what they see is reality. But the impact of early imprinting on our behavior is without question. We are stamped with patterns, frames of reference, and triggers. The beauty and the power comes from being able to stand outside of these and “see” them, and then to choose consciously how to react, rather than simply reacting from a place we have not consciously chosen. So, how do you make your mindsets visible?
Increasingly, CEOs are seeing that leading the culture is their most important responsibility. In Strategy+Leadership, Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguire share strategies for shaping the culture from this highly visible position.
Good organization design grabs the company’s attention and focuses it squarely on particular issues. It emanates from an overall vision of the organization, shapes the tone or operating style, and becomes an essential tool for transforming strategy into reality. While there is not a “one-size-fits-all” method for implementing “good design,” by carefully considering the impact of such a process, a company can go a long way towards ensuring its success.