One of the highest concerns of presidents I talk with these days is how to create an organization that is more proactive in sensing external change, and more responsive when it needs to be. It’s very much the same as how to create a more innovative organization. Both require shedding old models of managing and problem solving, and learning to become more open to new and different sources and strategies.
I am currently involved in an MIT course on this topic as it applies to organizations, as well as society and individuals. The processes, tools and techniques are both interesting and practical. If you’d like to hear more about how this applies to organizations like yours — or to your own individual learning and growth, give me a call and we’ll find a good time to discuss it.