I’ve just written this blog with Giles Hutchins, author of The Nature of Business, a good read for anyone who wants a more innovative and agile way of staying in business.
Here’s the intro, follow the link to his site for the full blog.
In 1986 the average knowledge worker carried in their heads 75% of the knowledge they needed to do their job. By 2006 the average had dropped to 8%, today it’s around 5%, and within 10 years the average will be 1%. (ref. Carnegie-Mellon rolling study by Robert Kelley).
Companies that continue thriving well beyond the lifetime of the founder have solid corporate values. These are used to guide decision making, especially those tough decisions where the quick money points one way, but long-term or big picture perspectives point the other way. Think here of some of the oldest companies around, like P&G.
Whenever one of our clients needs a to get their culture shifted, so that it is fully aligned with their purpose and strategy, we’re invariably asked “I know having clear and solid values feels right, but how can we measure them? How can we measure the (more…)