Strategy & Culture: How to Emerge Stronger after the COVID Crash
Our team explores historical and biological lessons to understand how organizations can adapt to scarce resources and fierce competition
Amazon’s high-performance culture, with its focus on customers, data, and outcomes, is supported by a unique annual planning process. Leaders and teams are incentivized to think big while supporting cross-divisional goals.
When an organization enters a hibernation period where innovation slows and bureaucracy mounts, renegades can shake everyone out of complacency. Renegades, like NASA’S Pirates, can work outside of the organization’s norms to spot emerging problems and invent radically new responses.
When an employee announces their decision to leave the company, it’s imperative you learn from their experiences, both good and bad. An exit interview is often the last chance you’ll have to do so. But both parties need to be focused on learning, growing, and knowledge-sharing.
If your team doesn’t carve out time for healthy rituals, your unhealthy ones (working through lunch, etc.) will take precedence. Try one of Chewse’s ideas, or a create a ritual of your own to actively reinforce your values. Prioritize psychological safety and transparency, and you’ll create an environment where your team can do their best work.