We interviewed Sarah to find out her main calls-to-action for organizations, based on this research. Below are the three key takeaways from the fascinating interview, including examples of some successful organizations and the behaviors or mindsets they share.
SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS PUT PEOPLE FIRST
“There’s a lot of emphasis right now on culture – on employee culture, on membership culture – and that if you have a great culture you will have engagement. But what we find is that it’s not just the perks, and it’s not just culture in and of itself. It’s truly organisations that put people first that are very successful today.”
YOU MUST BE FUTURE FOCUSED
“Here’s the thing. If you’re never really thinking about the future because the future’s happening faster than ever before, your organization is quickly becoming irrelevant.”
COLLABORATION IS KEY
“When you’re forced to deal with a lot of change and disruption, what happens? You become very fearful. You become resistant. You try to hold onto those legacies and traditions and hold steadfast and wish for the good old days. Well, when you collaborate and build strong teams and communities and you begin to be in dialogue with different generations and different audiences, it opens your world. And you begin to feel a sense of peace, you’re reassured that you’re making the right decisions. And when you have that sense of peace, fear is eliminated, and it opens the door to innovation.”