The dynamics of this pandemic are intensified by political and cultural upheaval and conflict in a way that makes it very difficult for leaders to see a clear path forward. The calculus seems to change daily based on a complex hodge-podge of data, opinion, feeling, and perspective.
This is a good time to revisit the nature of organizations and their implications on the problems we face.
An external force like this pandemic can wreak havoc on organizations because the people, structures, and resources that might have worked before may not work now. Note that the organization and its purpose haven’t changed, but the external forces have created or increased misalignment.
Given this, leaders should be asking these questions daily:
As you read this, I’ll be getting back to work after two weeks of doing other things, and I will be asking myself these exact questions.
Do good and be well,