Key idea: “The ultimate form of preparation is not planning for a specific scenario, but a mindset that can handle uncertainty.” — James Clear
Original author and publication date: Glenn Llopis (Forbes) – November 16, 2022
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From the article:
Our modern world is unpredictable. Known threats, like climate change and pandemics, sit alongside emerging challenges such as data security, supply chain disruption, the rise of intangible assets and the widening health-wealth gap.
These new forms of volatility expose organizations to risks that impact their colleagues, their customers, their reputation and ultimately their bottom line. Risks that they often don’t see coming.
But if you recognize the opportunity before you, and adapt to these new realities, you can evolve your organization into one that can adapt.
This is part one of a six-part series on navigating uncertainty in business, healthcare and higher education. The articles in this series will feature a blend of written content and short videos of individuals from across industries.
Bottom line: We can’t prepare for uncertainty without changing our ways.
But the main reason: uncertainty makes us nervous, and when we’re nervous we tend to grasp for control. Our organizations seek control and take actions that sometimes make things worse. We end up with new rules, new standards, and new policies that are supposed to give us a sense of progress, but instead create new pressures, new insecurities, and new resentments. You can’t manage uncertainty with measures of control.
What do we need to do instead?
Open our minds to a new way of being and a new way of leading. Be vulnerable. Be who you are. Admit that you’re afraid. Ask questions. Throw hierarchy out the door and realize that we’re all students and teachers right now.