- "Criar uma "burning platform""
- "A "sense of urgency", a "burning platform""
- "Várias leituras... (parte II)"
Por isso, mergulhei com interesse no artigo "We need to intensify our sense of urgency" publicado pela HBR de maio de 2016:
"I had underestimated the benefit of focus, because you can’t put it in a cash flow model. It’s a remarkable accelerant.[Moi ici: Recordar a atenção que sempre demos ao foco neste espaço. Foco é terrível, obriga a fazer renúncias... pois, pobre ou com saúde]
So we set out on a turnaround journey, which I predicted would take five years. I said, “What are the core values of this company? Let’s identify what it does really well and do more of that as the anchor for the turnaround. [Moi ici: Mesmo uma multinacional, quando está à rasca, faz o que propomos às PME, começar pelo ADN, começar por onde podem fazer a diferença, começar pelo que pode ser um ponto forte. Mais, até esta multinacional seguiu o que recomendo às PME que façam e não seguiu a treta dos livros] Then let’s make a to-do list of the things to be fixed.” So we went back to our core founding principles, and the company responded.
But I didn’t spend a lot of time worrying about how we got here. I was just determined to turn the ship around. The first step was to decide whether to spin off the PC business. The second was to get our cost structure in line with the revenue trajectory, because in 2012 revenues declined by more than 5%. When you have declining revenues, you have to manage your cost structure very aggressively in order to expand margins and save for investment in what’s needed to fix the company. [Moi ici: Grego clássico, ou aramaico pré-cristão para político ou funcionário público. Bê-á.bá para qualquer empresário com dois dedos de testa] Next we had to reignite the innovation engine.
“Authentic leadership” is a term that’s used a lot. What does it mean to you?
You have to be exactly who you are, because ultimately people will see through you if you’re not leading in an authentic way. For me, it’s about very simple, straightforward communication. Our industry tends to do a lot of technospeak, to make things more complicated than they need to be. With a company this size, you have to speak clearly and lay out the objectives so that your teams can explain what’s happening to customers and partners and one another."[Moi ici: Como não pensar na situação política actual e na treta fragilista]