Do you have the internal strength, resilience, fortitude and above all else the vision within yourself, your business, your organisation or your network to be the bridge between opposites?
Too frequently the perceived opposites have individually struggled to achieve their desired outcome. This can be for a variety of reasons, ego, stubbornness to listen to other’s opinions or from creating their own limiting silo from within which they operate.
These opposites are not necessarily individuals. All too often they are organisations & /or businesses that have been educated / self-taught to believe that their way to do something is the best & only way for it be achieved. Frequently they are based on pre-existing models of operation & functionality.
Well, this worked up to a point within an industrial production linear society for the last century. Where a typical example of opposites, in which I have experience both at local & Global Board level, is that of a unionised workplace. All too often, though less so at Global Board level, where two sides believe they are correct without compromise or listening.
We are now 20% of the way into this 21st Century & at the start of this year in the first of my newsletters on LinkedIn My invite to co-design a new normal. I said “... we need disruptive collaborations to vision & create sustainable solutions.... We need disruptive collaborators”
It is my belief that to enable those disruptive collaborations to initiate, develop & ultimately disrupt (let me clarify not to disrupt in a union/protest manner, but to disrupt as in cause radical change in [an industry or market] by means of innovation). Then we require disruptive collaborators who have the internal strength, resilience, fortitude and above all else the vision within themselves, their business, their organisation or their network to be the bridge between opposites.
What if together we created safe places where perceived opposites could build trust between themselves. What if together we built a platform to bring those bridges together – but that’s a topic for a future newsletter?
What if you, your business, your organisation or your network were the bridge between opposites, the catalyzer, the safe place?
What if previously perceived opposites, then caused radical change together in an animal welfare system that has been broken not since last century but for two?
What will the new normal look like?