Wednesday 30 June 2021

Wise Leaders Are Process Innovators

Today's video and blog post is the twelfth in a series of fifteen about the roles Wise Leaders play.

Being a process innovator is the new management.

Process innovation is about ensuring that all your processes mean it's simple for people to bring their essence to their work every day. This is essential particularly now that the hybrid workplace is here to stay.

In process innovation work I define innovation as changing what's normal when the status quo is no longer serving. It's imperative to understand that processes includes policies, principles, practices, procedures, philosophies, systems, structures, and assumptions.

Every day innovation is integral to the modern workplace

Below is a diagram that I often work through with clients to ensure innovation rather than solve a problem and return to the status quo.

In my Heart-Leadership book I say the following in referencing the above diagram:

"The straight line in the above diagram represents what is normal practice in the majority of organisations. Be the exception and take the quantum leap route.

There's a lot of talk about 'disruptive innovation'. The biggest disruption we need to make often is to disrupt ourselves and to change the status quo when sameness is no longer serving us.

Quantum leaps are often thought of as big jumps. They are in fact small yet significant shifts."

Become the wise leader you want to be.


Previous videos and posts in this series

Here's the video and post on People Leaders.

Here's the video and post on Peacemakers.

Here's the video and post on Pragmatists.

Here's the video and post on Synthesisers.

Here's the video and post on Presenters.

Here's the video and post on Conversationalists.

Here's the video and post on Storytellers.

Here's the video and post on coaching and mentoring.

Here's the video and post on truth-telling. 

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