Discovering the new that fits the emerging Future.
Management tools ‘Unfit for Purpose’
Although we are less and less tethered to the patterns of the past we continue (as Marshall McLuhan quipped), to “drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror.”
It served us well when the pace of change was relatively slow and new ideas and technologies took years to develop. However, there is no more ‘tweak’ left in our traditional management tools; they are increasingly unfit for purpose.
We now operate in the emerging future…one in which complexity and the pace of change are growing exponentially.
However, building insight, setting strategy and making decisions in complex environments is different.
Discovering the ‘Right Fit’
Our management model must be the ‘right fit’ for operating in a VUCA World. From it flows management principles and competencies that favour action and experimentation, innovation and new ways of engaging people.