The OLD corporate ethic rewarded longevity and tenure. The NEW corporate ethic rewards performance and outcomes. The old unwritten contract exchanged compliance for job security: “You will give me a job for the rest of my life if I come in every day and do what you want, when you want it, and how you
It’s a vicious cycle: Fear leads to stagnation, which leads to lost business, which leads to staffing adjustments, which leads to more fear, more stagnation, more lost business . . . and on and on. What exactly are we so afraid of? What someone will think of us? That our ideas are dumb? That we
Things are different today. The pace of change – combined with the speed of marketplace demands wrapped in a sea of information – requires more and faster decisions at ever-lower organization levels. It’s the only way businesses can compete, and it’s the only way your employer can survive. Making decisions is part of your job.