I’m sure you’ve all been hearing the hype about Bitcoin and Ethereum etc. but have you been ignoring the underlying technology – Blockchain? While labels like disruptive technology are thrown about too often, Blockchain is certainly deserving of that label and its impact on Supply Chain and Procurement…
We are often called in by clients to provide Conflict Resolution training. Since many of our clients are leading large change or transformation efforts it is both predictable and inevitable that conflict will occur AND it will be mostly internal. When many of us think about conflict a very negative picture comes to mind, one that focuses on polarizing positions and negative consequences which is where conflict resolution training comes in. But, what if we looked at the disagreement that is associated with conflict as having positive consequences?
You probably got in your car this morning to get to work and depending on where you live, it may have been a horrendous experience. That is about to change in a big way because the entire “driving a car” paradigm is about to get disrupted big time. And it is fascinating to watch how a well-entrenched auto industry is fighting this existential threat instead of embracing it.
If you are involved in introducing any kind of “change”, “innovation”, process, technology etc., you may want to spend some time at your local zoo – at the chimpanzee exhibit. In fact, you may want to take your team there for a field trip – if nothing else; it will be a good bonding experience. You may be wary of me sending you to the animal kingdom one more time (bees) but bear (no pun intended) with me. If you were to go by the ten month study being conducted at the Lincoln Park Zoo, your team may actually learn some critical lessons about the spread of innovation.
A recent white paper from SAP proclaims: ”The ability to attract, retain and manage talent will soon become one of the biggest factors in determining organizational success”. While the paper is focused on the unique challenges that millennials pose to organizations, the points it makes are broadly valid.