“Youth loves luxury these days. They have bad manners, despise authority, have no respect for the elder and chats instead of working.” Who hasn’t heard something like this or thought it? We work ourselves to the bone and the spoiled kids enjoy the cozy nest. We don’t understand them – but we need the next generation at work. As leaders, it is therefore essential to understand their drivers.
Sometimes the stomach grumbles and the mind is helpless. We feel that something is not right and want to listen to our heart. But how should we do that? The German professor Otto Scharmer has developed a method that he teaches at the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Rational scientists, in particular, need a clear process model if they want to go beyond the path of technology.
There are only two ways to build an organization: Vertically along the value chains or horizontally according to the different capabilities. Agile doesn’t help either; they just name it differently. My old company changed the organization from one dimension to the other every 5 years. This also made sense for a consulting firm to ensure a breath of fresh air in each change.
As three-year-old, we annoy our parents with repeating the same question over and over again: Why? With everything we discover, we want to understand the background immediately. A simple answer does not satisfy us and we ask further and further.
The maturity of an organization and the relationship towards managers can be analyzed well by how problems are dealt with. This quickly shows how open the culture of collaboration is and how mature the employees are.