The pace of change in organizations is just another reason why networking and performance appraisals are less effective for employed business professionals. The norm is now to do more with less, and do more, faster.
Listen to Virginia Rometty, the Chief Executive Officer for IBM. The headline of a Wall Street Journal article published in April 2013 boldly declares “IBM’s Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster.” With so many changes occurring within your industry and markets, your organization needs you to change faster.
Reporting structures announced today are effective next Monday. The enterprise-wide telecom platform upgrade announced last Tuesday feels as though it is going live tomorrow. A high-tech company that began operations two years ago suddenly has a multi-million dollar valuation. Instagram was launched in October 2010 and sold in April 2012 to Facebook for one billion dollars. It took forty-two years for television to have 50 million users, however the iPod – just three years.
Think about this: What are some changes that have been announced recently at your organization? What is the time frame between when the changes were announced and the date the changes were scheduled to take effect?
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