ABC of #ResponsiveOrg

This is a guest post by Praveen Rajasekar. He is an entrepreneurial Product Marketer and Trusted Go Getter; MBA Grad with 7+ years of technology industry experience; possess strong marketing and analytical skills, with an aptitude for creative solutions. Believe in ‘being the change I wish to see’! Praveen tweets at @tweetpraveen.

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As a kid, I was taught this prayer: “God give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference”. IMHO, this is relevant to everything. But most of the organizations seem to fail to understand/acknowledge the need for change. Even if they do, it is usually too late. In my career, I have had the opportunity to work in several organizations, of varying sizes as an employee and as a consultant. There is always an inertia for change. But acknowledging the need for potential change and having an inherent belief in what we do is quintessential for an organization to become The Responsive Organization.

In my opinion, an organization that quickly responds to changes in the needs of their customers both internal and external (Agile) without the fear of cannibalizing its own successes or products or processes (Bold) and inspires everyone involved (Catalyst) to deal with ambiguity will become The Responsive Organization. But it is easier said than done, given the complexity of businesses, the ‘how’ to build or transform an organization into responsive one, doesn’t seem to have a standard prescription.

In summary, the ABC of the Responsive Organization #responsiveorg  is Agile Bold Catalyst of Change-Agents (for the people and by the people involved – employees, customers and partners).