An employee might be categorised as being “engaged” if they do their job well, have decent working relationships, and participate positively with the company culture. However, the question may remain with many directors: “How can I get them to step up and go above and beyond that level of basic engagement and get involved more in suggestions and improvement actions, or just be more passionate about what we are trying to do?”
Performance and influence in modern companies has less to do with organisational positions of authority and more to do with leaders’ ability to ‘energise’ people so they become that bit more engaged. It is called ‘Discretionary Effort’… The level of effort people could give if they really wanted to, above and beyond the perceived minimum required.
‘Energised’ people across your employment spectrum practicing discretionary effort become persistent innovators of future oriented...
In financial markets Options and Futures are examples of zero-sum games where, if one party loses, the other party wins, and the net change in wealth is zero.
In social circles, poker and gambling are popular examples of zero-sum games since the sum of the amounts won by some players equals the combined losses of the others.
All sports are zero-sum games. Athletics or Tennis for example, where there is always one winner and one or more losers, even sports with short term exceptions, such as ‘drawing a game’ use support metrics to convert it to a zero-sum game, such as goal difference in football.
Business is a zero-sum game, if you win a contract, tender, or quote, one of your rivals has lost out, as it must be if you want to earn money in business.
It is little wonder then that these zero-sum games, the I win; you lose approach has manifested as a core influencer in our leadership and business cultures over the past several decades.
However, as millennials lead the way...
Leaders Take Note: We Are at A Shift Change in Human Consciousness
The evolution of organisational design is intrinsically aligned throughout history to shift changes in human consciousness. We are on the cusp of a conscious expansion and companies must position themselves ‘now’ to redefine a sustainable organisational structure into the future.
Performance driven organisations have achieved great things over the decades and advanced humanity as whole from putting a man on the moon to knowledge and purchases at your figure tips, to augmented reality, and of course generated massive economic growth. At an individual consciousness level, it has provided purpose by answering the question; “How can ‘I’ intentionally better myself?” However, this question is reaching its evolutionary limit and creating Divergence from the question our evolving civilization, in which business is an integral part of, now requires an answer to; “How can...
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