Transformation

The word ‘Transformation’ is defined as a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved. 

In the context of organisations, it reflects the need to continuously evolve from its current state to a future state in order to remain relevant and successful in a world that is constantly changing.

When the people in an organisation need to think and act differently to achieve different results and thrive in a different reality, then a transformation is needed.

From the perspective of organisational transformations, it must be considered that commercial organisations who need to transform, cannot afford to put operations on hold. Leaders must simultaneously manage the external reality of operations and the internal reality of metamorphosis.Pros

  • Organisations who constantly adapt to changes in their environment increase their chances of staying relevant.
  • It increases the potential to meet customer needs, met and unmet, with innovative solutions.
  • Employees have the opportunity to contribute and shine.

Cons

  • If not done well, it can have a serious impact on morale in the organisation.
  • It requires strong leadership to maintain momentum and focus.

Recommended resources:

Reinventing Organisations: A Guide to Creating Organisations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness, Laloux Frederic, 2014, ISBN 978-2960133509

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