More information and data than ever before – paradoxically leading to less rather than more understanding. Constant disruptive change, sometimes from choice but often driven by a reactive necessity to adapt, to compete or survive. The acceptance of ambiguity becomes the new clarity and is accompanied by a sense of constant acceleration, everything happening more quickly and more urgently. Brexit and the UK’s democratic choice to embrace this uncertainty is simply the most obvious manifestation of a changing environment, which will prove hostile or even fatal to many businesses and organisations that fail to adapt.
High performing teams in the 21st century will be different, they will be structured differently, they will behave differently and they will prioritize different skills and characteristics. Those that get this right will give themselves an exceptional competitive advantage. For starters here are 10 things that will characterise the best of the new:
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