How does an organization connect?

It is not unusal for me to see different things being spoken in different parts of the organization….but make no mistake, using the same words. But in these difficult times, especially when an organization is featured as a benchmark for management best practices, it is a diffcult pill to swallow. The most abused terms in management are Innovation, Transformation and Evolution. I wish there were some kind of penalties for using them in appropriately or in an abusive manner. For these are Public Limited companies, using the valuable funds invested by the common folk who trust the management to deliver with diligence on the promise of the enterprise. I had a similar experience when I was sitting in a stuffy conference room of one of the major Consumer Product Goods (CPG) companies about nearly 8 years ago. But I was pleasantly surprised to read in the Financial Times recently of the Transformation that took place in that company led by a no-nonsense CEO whose work ethic was to get it done! And she achieved the transformation by first firing 80% of the leadership in the company. I empathize with it, even as I sat in front of the management of this organization that was describing to me how they would like their organizational systems without any reference to architecture, uniformity, process and or methodology. They said they had it all fiugured out and they just wanted it executed. It was very clear they were not speaking; that was their conditioning. So why blame them?

About Subbu Iyer

Subbu Iyer is an Innovation & Transformation Leader as with 28 years of serving customers globally. He is currently the Chief Designer & Transformer at Energizing Innovation, an enterprise that is being founded to facilitate continuous growth in enterprises and as a consequence create societal wealth. The Radical Shift that this enterprise intends to employ is focusing on the Potential rather than the Performance of a business. He has been a serial entrepreneur and an intrapreneur in his past life, having founded Nihilent Technologies and Nandaki Systems besides being associated in senior leadership roles with firms such as Coopers & Lybrand, Cambridge Technology Partners, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro Technologies and Steria.
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