In the world of today speed and flexibility is even more important than ever before. Unfortunately, this is the opposite of what our organizations have been constructed for.
Too often we find ourselves stuck in organizations with structures constructed to control instead of give flexibility. We can’t collaborate with the people we need to, or talk to customers when we want to, or make the decisions we need to deliver value – even the workplace environment is often constructed against our needs. Managers might think they don’t have the capacity to pursue new ideas, or perhaps even not the right people – this is not true. You have all of that, but you prioritize the illusion of control instead of making use of the collective intelligence in your employees.