quarta-feira, dezembro 29, 2021

"leadership teams lacked the conviction to take action"

Há dias em "Se correr o bicho pega Se ficar o bicho come." escrevi:

"Muitos sectores transaccionáveis vivem tempos de euforia, estão a exportar o que podem, e se não exportam mais é porque não têm matérias-primas ou capacidade produtiva livre. Ou seja, tudo parece correr bem. Bom para as empresas. 


Não seria agora a melhor altura para agarrar o problema, o desafio da produtividade?"

 Entretanto, li, "Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late": 

"There’s a paradox facing leaders seeking to transform their organizations as they see their markets begin to change. On one hand, they need convincing data to make the case that transformation is necessary—to show that their companies are about to find themselves on “burning platforms.” On the other hand, by the time public data about disruptive trends and market shifts is convincing, the window of opportunity has shrunk, if not disappeared. And when companies actually are on burning platforms, their leaders confront a harsh reality: Burning platforms inhibit change by increasing rigidity at the very moment when flexibility is crucial. The lesson: Avoid ever ending up on a burning platform. But that requires leaders to act before compelling data is widely available.


Business leaders face a problem that’s familiar to investors and political leaders: In periods of uncertainty, the availability of information and the freedom to act are inversely correlated—or, in simpler terms, as data increases, your ability to act decreases.


The more data that's widely available in a market, the lower the freedom to act on it becomes, because others see the same opportunities and risks and respond to them. The information threshold is not the same at every company. An entrepreneur like Ellen, who doesn't have much business to lose or many stakeholders she has to get buy-in from, can act with less information. But an executive of a more risk-averse established company, like Chris, needs more information to persuade himself and his stakeholders that bold moves are necessary.


A recent cross-industry survey of more than 300 global leaders conducted by Innosight found that 72% felt that they needed to transform their core offering or business model. The most pressing obstacle to success cited by this group was allocating enough resources to change efforts—an indication that their leadership teams lacked the conviction to take action."

Se as "global leaders" têm equipas de gestão com falta de convicção para agir, o que será de esperar das "empresas super-magras" conduzidas pelo quotidiano?


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