Agile mindset beyond company boundaries
In order to compete in a constantly changing market, companies must be able to react quickly to changes.
Strong networking, increased knowledge exchange and an agile mindset beyond company boundaries are crucial.
Leadership in times of crisis
We are in highly uncertain times – everything around us is always changing and no decision is really definite. Every day we are confronted with new and unfamiliar challenges.
Sometimes, as a leader, it can feel overwhelming. In this article, you will find some practical tips on how to handle challenging situations to the best of your ability.
Without continuous development, there is stagnation
A simple but important skill when managing crises is the will to keep developing. If you grow both personally and in your role as a leader, you can essentially work in a calmer and more reflective way.
For this, it is important to have a good network and to share knowledge within it. Doing so is important because with an ever-increasing amount of information, we remember less and less and find it difficult to filter out the relevant information.
Find your community
Until now, most professionals exchanged knowledge at business events like Leadership Horizon – at summits, congresses or events. However, there are also virtual communities on all kinds of topics. One example is our community personalist.at – a platform for HR experts or the LinkedIn Leadership Community, where leadership development is the leading topic.
In order to learn sustainably, it is not only our previous components of technology and people that are important – but also digitisation. This is where the concept of Open Knowledge comes into play. Knowledge is open when it is easily
- and shareable by all.
This perspective requires organisations to reflect on how they deal with information and how it is distributed. Open Knowledge thus plays a role not only in future training, but also in the economic survival of companies.
Agility according to the TIE model
(by Gunther Fürstberger)
In terms of the TIE model, the following factors are necessary for an agile approach:
- Transparency (T) between companies in terms of information exchange.
- Iteration (I) – tools, methods and content are tested and reviewed in short cycles – leading to rapid further development
- Empowerment (E) by trusted guides, executives, opinion and market leaders.
The principle of agility is generally seen as a requirement for the ongoing changes we face. It no longer functions as a buzzword, but rather as a must in order to be able to deal with crisis situations.
In the future, we should therefore be able to apply an agile mindset not only within a company, but also beyond the company’s boundaries.
Digital Business Development Expertin und Senior L&D Consultant
Marina has been working on new, effective learning methods and the future of corporate learning for over 15 years. In her current role, she is responsible for Digital Business Development at MDI, where her focus is not driven by the current buzzwords, but primarily on the feasibility of digital transformation for clients such as Erste Group, Lenzing, Semperit, Deutsche Bahn, Andritz AG, Uniqa, Mayr-Melnhof, Frequentis, RHIM. Her greatest strength is bringing loose ends together, which she impressively demonstrates time and time again with her big picture view and multi-dimensional approach. Her greatest passion is to provide learners not only with an experience, but also with real, lasting value for their real challenges.
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