Our world is in a constant state of flux. Technologies are rapidly evolving, social demographics are changing, markets are shifting, disruptive forces are everywhere. Leading in this new era requires re-imagining organizations and how business gets conducted in the Digital Era.
Today many business leaders rely on high priced consulting firms to help inform and decide what they feel is best for them. These firms typically conduct a short engagement to create a multiyear plan that would lead their clients to a new “promised land.” Their rigid, linear problem-solving approach typically produces a large deck for executives with a grandiose plan. Once the formal readout occurs; they disappear and soon enough, something changes. The consulting firm partners have made their money, they have had their people utilized, and they can tell other clients stories of “best practices” that they have gleaned from YOUR business.
That model, we feel, no longer works in a world where volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity are the new norms. There is no magical playbook. Even if one were to be developed: it would be expensive to create, it will be challenging to implement, and its relevance and its usefulness would decay rapidly.
Conducting business in a dynamic highly connected world requires a new mindset. Cause-and-effect approaches and rigid rules no longer apply. The mechanistic models that organizations once relied on have produced siloed teams with static structures and rigid governance. In the past realization of strategy required charismatic top down leaders who managed by edict and control. Our experience informs us that real transformation is NOT accomplished by deep planning and grandiose programs with a predetermined set of prescriptive actions. It would be easy if everything was neat and tidy, but the hard truth is that real, meaningful change is messy.
Digital Zen strives to be a different management consulting firm based on what is often referred to as consulting with “skin in the game.” We focus on you. We are not experts in your business, you are. Our job is to elicit ideas, provoke thinking, and challenge assumptions. We believe that innovation though rapid experimentation are necessary to foster a growth mindset and a collaborative culture. We engage by partnering with you organization to build competencies and capabilities at the appropriate scale, based on realizable value.
We achieve this by building organizational courage and momentum by crafting a unifying vision, taking informed and calculated risks, and working side-by-side with our clients to achieve results. We understand that conditions change, problems arise, and setbacks occur. We proactively address any barriers to success. Our commitment is to be open and honest to adapt to changing circumstances.
It is in the end, all about you achieving your purpose mindfully to bring to your business meaningful impact.
Interested in learning more? Drop us a note or give us a call. We welcome a discussion to learn more about each other and what we can do for your business.
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