Just doing some packing up of various papers on my desk (not quite like a bomb has hit it but fairly close) and came across a little schematic that I did while at the AusForesight conference this year. So here are my 5 pathways to organisational renewal.
An organisations can adopt one of many of these pathways (preferably multiple) to achieve positive change. For those who are regular readers of this blog, you will not be surprised that two of the 5 points of the star are foresight and knowledge management. Also listed are innovation (buzzword of the decade), leadership (buzzword of the past 30 years) and systems thinking (buzzword of the next decade!). Taking any of these pathways in a whole-hearted and meaningful manner will take an organisation down the path of organisational renewal. Adopting more than one of these at a time will enable a greater potential for success. I’ve taken the number 5 from a book that I have been reading for the past couple of months called “The 5 Literacies of Global Leadership” by Richard Hames (more on this excellent book later). That my 5 are in a star shaped pattern and some are more closely linked to others is just a coincidence – there is no grand plan with where they are located on the star – it’s just how they happened to be situated in a moment of inspiration during the conference.