The Dynamics of Change
An HR Director at an international bank told me recently. “We don’t use the word ‘change’ anymore, we only talk about transformation. So the word “change” has also become outdated. In fact, it’s true that the word “transformation” does indeed better embody the notion of continuous, living, almost organic evolution. An evolution that is not compatible with immobility, however temporary it may be. Change in companies must be put into perspective with the era we are going through: digitalization, globalization, societal changes, artificial intelligence, loss of temporal reference points… How, in the midst of all these upheavals, can we implement a culture of continuous change, how can we find a “dynamic balance”?
The dynamics of permanent transformation (8'05)
Companies nowadays live in an era of permanent transformation.
It is no longer a question of organizing themselves, then transforming themselves to finally organize themselves differently as they did in the era of one-off changes. On the contrary, in the era of permanent transformation, it is necessary to organize and transform oneself simultaneously and continuously.
The company becomes an organic living being, an eco-system in constant evolution, and this requires 1, great organizational flexibility and 2, significant team agility.
The revolution of change (7'03)
Change is rarely accepted up front. Our habit-filled and controlling mind finds it disturbing.
Idriss Aberkane speaks wonderfully well of this individual and collective instinctive resistance to real change. Inspired by Schopenhauer, he asserts that any revolution in the history of humanity, whether political, philosophical, moral, technological, artistic, etc., systematically passes through three stages. First this idea is considered RIDICULOUS, then DANGEROUS and finally EVIDENT.
Time acceleration (12'04)
Time is speeding up! Funny expression when we know that there is nothing more stable and linear than time. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years will always have the same measurement. It is our relationship to time that is, in fact, shaken. Caught in the spirals of collective pressure and technology. Spirals that question the organization of life and work in the future.
The digital transformation (8'44)
The digital transformation of your company is an existing fact. Whether you want it or not, digital has taken over from analogue. It has imposed itself in the habits and reflexes of consumers.
All professions, all companies are affected by the advent of digital. Don’t think you can escape it. We will see in this video how the digital transformation is an opportunity and how to apply it to all your internal departments.
Establishing a culture of change (7'41)
Managers can no longer confine themselves in being a mere transmitter of the change desired by the Senior Management. They must be a driving force for this change. In our changing world, they must anticipate and initiate change rather than undergo it.
Three talents are therefore necessary:
Being on the lookout (benchmarking, etc.), making your teams think and brainstorm with them, and finally being proactive during transformations and continuous improvement.