What I think will really happen when we move away from less structured organizational styles is that this will breed new ways of thinking and interacting in the workplace. Companies will evolve a style and leadership that focuses on performance and satisfaction for all its constituents – management, employees and customers alike. It will be as unique as their constituents are.
It’s now 5 years since the implosion of the banking industry, fed partly by the short-sighted focus on near term profits and executive bonuses. With this lesson now imprinted in our memory, does it lead us to question if short term shareholder expectations have an impact on a large company’s ability to be innovative and pivot when the market goes off in another direction?
With the summer now drawing to close, I thought it might be a bit of fun to reflect on some of the things I like to do myself and within my teams with these loose cycles to regenerate, keep motivated and get things done.