“Covid-19 has created a war between fast moving events and slow moving organizations! Speed and agility is everything!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
A slide from my online talk last Thursday – I go live again today at 1130EST!
Think about what you’ve seen. Retail has had to quickly moving from talking about curb-side pickup to actually doing it – fast! The healthcare system talked about the need for real time analytical predictive healthcare dashboards – and then had to do it. Manufacturing talked about the need to explore 3D printing technologies – and then discovered this to be a powerful opportunity to quickly ramp-up the production of masks, ventilator equipment and more.
All of a sudden, companies had to shift from talking – to DOING!
We’ve never seen such a speed of change in our world, and so while I and others might have spoken in the ‘old world’ of the need for speed, agility, flexibility and fast capabilities, the need now is more pressing than ever before.
If you focus on key leadership issue it is this – check your speed!