Adaptable Teams & Leaders
If everyone in your organization shared a common purpose and long-term vision, what would daily interactions be like? If everyone in your organization was on the same page, how would relationships be different? What would it be like to work in a healthy, happy environment, without gossip or negative competition, where everyone is excited to come to work each day? How would you feel in a situation where ideas are shared and personal and professional growth is supported?
Organizations with cultures like this do exist, and a few of them are in the Fortune 500 (such as Nucor and SAIC) and/or in the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work (such as Zappos.com and W.L. Gore). These companies are open systems where employees feed back information to central leadership, enabling continual adaptation to changing conditions. This evolutionary change keeps them nimble and aware of customer needs and preferences, guaranteeing their long-term existence.Turnover is low because personal growth is supported. Healthcare costs are low because individuals rarely experience negative stress. Resources are used wisely because everyone has a sense of ownership and a stake in the outcome. Some are employee-owned, while others are publicly held companies. Any organization can operate with similar cultural values. StrateGems serves any that wish to achieve this goal, including those in commerce, media, governance, education, agriculture, and healthcare, to create new relationship systems and a culture for communicating and collaborating in ways that respect individual creativity and encourage greater personal responsibility and accountability.
Respect, openness, and honesty in communication allow greater commitment and reduce uncertainty in situations where participants are empowered to find creative solutions. Communication tools are only one piece of the puzzle. Creating a culture of mutual appreciation and respect is key to maximizing collective brain power and working smarter in ways that benefit both human stakeholders and our natural planetary systems.