The Future of Work is here
I see the same phenomenon everywhere I look. Our most trusted and important institutions – in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy – are struggling. They're confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once created growth and stability have now become liabilities in an era of constant change.
I'm obsessed with assisting leaders, teams and organisations everywhere to upgrade their organisational operating system and adopt new principles of working. Principles that embody the future of work through:
V.U.C.A Leadership (Vertical Development)
Increasing individual and collective levels of Transparency, Accountability and Mastery
Developing Personal, Team and Organisational Agility
Experimentation with Collaboration, Innovation
Embracing, Navigating and Leveraging new way of working
Leveraging new technology systems and platforms
I help organisations suffering disruption become Fit For the Future by:
Developing leadership capacities to navigate increasing levels of complexity and change
Shaping agile and adaptive workplace practices
Innovating new products and services
Creating and high performance teams and cultures
Helping businesses update their organisational operating systems
I utilise leadership, team and culture approaches currently in use by some of the worlds most progressive and high performing organisations. These approaches help solve long-standing organisational challenges, empower staff and develop agile and progressive mindsets.
A case study in Agile Transformation & the Future of Work
“Culture eats technology for breakfast”
Sixteen months ago I started working Chris Ford and the senior leadership and the IT function at SA Power Networks. The mandate was simple, help us become Fit for the Future by assisting the digital transformation and embedding completely new ways of working, that involve being agile as opposed to just doing agile.
Transformations of any sort are notorious for being slow and tedious, with as many as 80 - 90% of failing in the end. This one however has been a resounding success, and it all comes down new ways of working, team work and leadership.
“Technology has changed, of course, but I think the changes in management and leadership techniques and ways of working are just as important. Though I lead the technology function my real focus and strength is in people leadership, the development of capability and team building.” Chris Ford, General Manager IT and Innovation, SA Power Networks.
People often ask me investment in the Future of Work and new ways of working actually produce any visible business outcomes or results, I’ll let you decide, SA Power Networks;
Australia’s Digital Utility of the Year for Energy 2018
Australian CPMO of the year 2018
Chris Ford awarded No 5 CIO in Australia 2018 (up from 11th in 2017)
Digital Utility Award for ‘Best Use of Technology’ and ICT Project of the Year at the 2018 SA Australian Institute of Project Management.
Employee engagement - 70% in 2017, 90% in 2018/19
Digital Utility of the year for Energy in 2019
If you’d like to talk about how you could implement a similar approach in your organisation, you can get in touch here