I saw two fascinating posts today that should help shape the thinking of organizations (and individuals) as they try to survive in these turbulent times and to adapt to a new normal.
The first was a quote: “Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear your path.”
The other was this fascinating article about GM. Once the epitome of an old-school, bureaucratic, and slow-to-react care company…now they are seeking to pivot into a new, high-tech line of business leveraging their strengths.
THE KEY TAKEAWAY: DISRUPTION CAN LEAD TO OPPORTUNITY!
Those leaders and organizations that emerge stronger following a storm are often those that focus on finding the path forward, moving forward in new directions, and trying new things. In other words, they embrace the new normal.
A favorite quote which sums this up: “It irritates me to be told how things always have been done….I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”
—Clara Barton, The Story of My Childhood, 1907