At what point would you know that your old thinking is no longer working and you badly need brand new thinking?
When a project fails?
When you try the same project again and it fails again?
When people leave?
When you're facing almost certain financial doom?
Throughout the past year, it's almost certain that countless CEOs slammed a boardroom table [or a dining room table, while working from home] demanding new thinking.
What is this magical new thinking?
New thinking, in the context of frustrated executives who are desperately pleading for it, is thinking that works more effectively under conditions of disruption and radical change.
New thinking is futures thinking, systems thinking and creative thinking that should not be called on just in times of stress and crisis, but needs to be the foundational bedrock on which all other logical and analytical thinking is then applied.
But even more so in uncertain times; what really should be in low demand is traditional, old thinking. Every single view of the future and the collective organisational series of decisions about the future should be subjected to a full portfolio of alternative styles of thinking at all times.
If you are applying just one type of thinking to your future - you're no doubt going to be in for a few nasty surprises up ahead.
Improve your organisational thinking
Over the years, Jonathan Cherry has consulted to numerous organisations helping them practically apply alternative methods of thinking for accelerated business growth and resilience in uncertain times.
If you need a facilitator to take you through this process for your organisation, please get in touch here to chat with Jon.