People at the top of organisations can drive themselves and whole cultures to anxiety, stress and overwork; seeking answers to problems which just may not have one. In computation there are many ‘undecidable problems’ where any possible computer program may give the wrong answer, or could run forever without giving any answer at all. A … Continue reading Stop!
HBR: To Guide Your Company’s Future, Look to Its Past
By John Worne History isn't always a reliable guide to the future; plenty of great organisations have wrongly believed their history makes them 'too big to fall'. Still, connecting with the origins: the founding myths and great moments of an organisation, is the surest way to capture the 'hearts and minds' on any forward strategy … Continue reading HBR: To Guide Your Company’s Future, Look to Its Past
Mapping the Future? Understand the numbers and follow your values.
When is comes to mapping the future, numbers and values are your best guides. Most modern organisations sit on mountains of unused data. This week I saw a simple piece of analysis, which showed that what we actually do is quite different from what we think we do. The true weight of activity, costs and … Continue reading Mapping the Future? Understand the numbers and follow your values.