In my four years as a company co-founder and Managing Director, experience has taught me and my team that there is often a variance between the level of change an organization is looking to deploy and that which its culture and infrastructure is capable of supporting. One expression consistently resonates in our ongoing quest for continuous improvement; maturity assessment.
The Picture in this article shows what happens in nature when humans leave cities. Well, business is no different than nature.
Negativity takes over just like nature takes over when humans leave. In the case of businesses, people are disengaged. When staff are unhappy, they are in the office, but their attention is elsewhere. They much rather be somewhere else.
I’m sure you’ve heard it many times before but I’ll repeat it for the sake of context…
Communication is key when you want people to change
But in contrast…
Communication is an area that is most frequently complained about by employees
Clearly there is a gap!