Design thinking is an important part of organizational success and productivity, especially in challenging times. How can leaders promote this thinking style?
In an ever-changing business world, the ability to adapt quickly to changes in the workplace is incredibly valuable to employers. A new study on “Personality and Adaptive Performance at Work” examines how emotional stability and ambition influence an employee’s ability to handle change. Ultimately, it found that personality was one of several key factors that determine how people adapt.
In the same way that an unexpected event in an employee’s workday can completely derail plans and send that person into “crisis mode,” organizations experience a similar reaction when unexpected change happens. In this study, the authors explain how to effectively restore order after an organizational crisis, by focusing on repairing working relationships.
In this study, the authors examined how rhythms of change relate to firm performance. An explorative analysis revealed that corporate strategic changes occur in distinct rhythms; additionally, companies that change in regular rhythms outperform those that change irregularly.
In this article, Wessel and Christensen (2012) focus on how practitioners and business leaders can anticipate and address disruptions to their business models. The authors guide us in ways to maximize company response to disruptions.