What Happens When Your Role Transforms into the Chief Transformation Officer
When companies realize they need to become more innovative, they often anoint one person to lead the charge. Here’s how to spread transformation through the organization.
Have you ever escorted a guest through your office rather than letting them find their way themselves? Or maybe you’ve spoken up to avert a potential disaster, or “gone the extra mile” on a project even when you knew you wouldn’t get a bonus. If so, congratulations—you’ve engaged in an Organizational Citizenship Behavior.
As a leader, it feels like you’re constantly under pressure. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s all too easy to respond to problems emotionally, which can make people feel like you’re Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—and they never know just who they’re going to get.
Many of us are limited by our work personas and wish we could be more authentic with our colleagues. Increasingly, we hear people advocate for bringing “our whole self” to work, but what are the limits of that advice and when is authenticity actually damaging to a team?
Product/market fit was a term coined by Marc Andreesen and defined as, “being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market.” Culture/market fit is similar, yet even more foundational. Find yourself a healthy market, yes. Then develop a culture that can deliver product/market fit.