A common proverb, maybe, but ultimately the environment dictates how much we need to change in order to survive and thrive. We all know that many businesses are failing in our changeable environment, but has the meaning of 'change' in business changed also?
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I loved using Ishikawa or "Fishbone" diagrams (named after Kaoru Ishikawa who became one of the guru's of modern management in the 1960s after he pioneered the use of them in quality management processes in the Kawasaki shipyards). It was like peeling an onion, carefully taking each layer of a problem.
Everyday we work on game changing ideas for big business. They are always for commercial gain and there to prove we are stretching beyond what exists today, taking on impossible thinking, innovating and being future facing. I'm happy to say that there has been recent energy surge for this, as if business has finally acknowledged that there is no point in waiting, being risk adverse isn't going to cut it, bring out the ballsy thinking!
I wanted to write about the 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC) but felt deflated because it was a movement that changed a country but I couldn't hand on heart say that it's transition to being a political party has been the success that it should have been and the allegations of corruption and political infighting are a far cry from the dignity of Nelson Mandela's inclusive rainbow nation.
Work Foundation think thank released a report on Wednesday which stated that cities outside of London and the South East risk being "left behind" by the government's pre-existing growth strategy, while enterprise development zones are "outdated". The feeling was that the previous government acted as parents deciding what local agendas should be without really understanding the impact of their decisions.