Over the last few weeks, I have read some interesting articles and seen some great presentations about the way the world is changing around us. I would like to share a couple of them with you:
And also these articles about disruptive technology:
These came on the back of a very entertaining presentation from Rupert Soames, CEO of Aggreko, talking about how we need to supply reliable power to the developing world whilst simultaneously de-carboning our economy AND maintaining our competitiveness. Prior to that, I had been to see a presentation by Jon Moynihan of PA Consulting talking about the continued economic decline of the west.
So what has all this got to do with you and your team?
Change is happening on a macro-economic level and the pace of that change is accelerating. Leaders and teams have to make sure that they are looking at the horizon to spot anything coming that will be disruptive to their business. The pace of technology change is increasing and now organisations can come under pressure from really unforeseen sectors.
Have you had a talk with your team about how things are changing in your market place? What they think needs to change in the organisation? How your organisation could contribute by saving energy, doing things differently or even not at all to reduce resource consumption?
These are all good topics to have a discussion about at team meetings as people feel valued if they feel they are being listened to.