Thought to be the oldest tree in the New Forest, the Knightwood oak is over 500 years old, but only lasted so long because of human intervention. The tree was pollarded, meaning that once it had reached maturity the branches were chopped off so the tree grew new shoots. Given all the climate protests going on at the moment to highlight human’s impact on the environment, it’s interesting to think that this tree only survived so long due to people, and that maybe a tree lasting so long isn’t what nature intended.
They’ll be diverse by default, and without even thinking about it as they’ll all be from different places, different backgrounds, different skills, different ages, etc., just like their customers
They’ll be motivated by achieving outcomes and making a difference rather than being incentivised to look busy and fill hours.
They’ll be self-organising and self-managing, choosing distributed and decentralised leadership over command and control management.
They’ll optimise for consumption rather optimising for production, and they’ll do the hard work to make things easy for their customers over making things convenient for themselves.
They’ll forego fixed process that everyone follows without any opportunity to change for shared knowledge among intelligent people who make good decisions in a safe-to-fail environment where everyone learns, adapts and improves.
I want to work with that team.
The rate of change customers experienced was constant so businesses could go through a period of change to catch up with their customers and plateau for a while before going into the next period of change.
The rate of change that customers experience grows exponentially, but businesses still implement change in the old way which means they get further behind the needs of their customers.
Businesses change at an exponential rate to keep up with their customers and better serve their needs.