Turning creative chaos into unity: how to foster a culture of transformation
Written by: Marta Wilson
Leaders in every area and at every level are facing a new world reality. They must match and beat the challenges of a changing business environment by promoting a higher level of responsiveness to opportunities and constant change.
Companies must adapt quickly to today’s external forces from budget cuts, policy changes and ever changing market trends. Few organizations have extra time, money or other resources to invest in short-term changes. They want long-term change that will fuel itself. They want a culture of transformation.
In a setting of continuous transformation, the organization is vigilant, responding to contributions by its participants and unexpected circumstances. Leaders stand out because they exercise the will to imagine what few dare to imagine. They imagine what lies beyond the possible. They are free to do so because they are prepared to rely on transformation that does not have an end.
Leaders must be committed to changing and growing. We must continue to transform. In doing so, we become the catalysts for a culture of transformation.
No matter what role we’re playing, we must be mindful that a variety of tasks, talents and personalities are at work. Leadership integrates. It unifies.
As leaders, we manage the power of others to welcome dynamic creativity while fostering balance. We model respect for diversity of opinion and style, encouraging range and openness among all stakeholders. This attitude promotes cooperation.
This is how leaders transform the chaos of creativity into unity. They create balance within creative diversity. In unity, the enterprise becomes productive and enjoys shared achievement. The organization operates with unrivaled capacity, and it competes readily in the demanding new world reality.
All this can happen when leaders choose to be in motion and stay in motion.