Did you know that on average, every year 25% of a company’s turnover comes from a product or service they didn’t offer the year before? Taking this into account, it means every four years the entire product range or offered services of a company renew completely. Organizations need to be agile and constantly reinvent themselves to keep up with their competitors, the fast-changing market, and new technologies. We live in volatile times. And the more volatile the world, the faster things evolve. No wonder we feel like change keeps coming at the speed of light.
The future is uncertain and it comes with a lot of big challenges. Let’s have a quick look at the past 2 years: Covid-19 crisis, Russian-Ukrainian war, extreme inflation, environmental issues… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Luckily every downside has its upside. We’ve learned to really cope with crises and even grew stronger while fighting them.
But, the world is also a complex place. We have to find a balance between opposites to find peace of mind. The balance between ratio and emo. Between creativity and technology. Productivity and connection… At Dropsolid we’ve introduced collaborations with multidisciplinary teams with different kinds of experts and mixed skills to find balance throughout our company.
Lastly, the present is ambiguous. There’s rarely one possible and right answer. Context is extremely important. As a business, decisions are almost impossible to make while using a decision tree, as they did in the past. Luckily nothing is just black and white. We need to learn to dance between the rules and think in gray. Or even better, in color.
Our world is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Knowing this, we have to start working in a different way. Get a hold of the changes, create order out of chaos and make the complex as simple as possible. For a business, this means not sticking to a fixed plan, but working within a thoughtful framework. Have a clear vision in mind, but remain flexible in how you want to achieve it. Don’t wait to start working on your framework for 2023. The time is now.