Staged, Simultaneous and Sustainable

Ideas aren't enough; they must also produce results. Once vision and strategy are created organizations need to make sustainable development a reality – not just for a few years, but for the long term. Moving beyond incremental change toward transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a phased, holistic, integrated approach that builds mastery each step of the way.

Creating a sustainable organization entails building some muscle before moving on to the heavy lifting. Sustainability is certainly a catalyst for innovation and prosperity. However, learning, leadership development and culture transformation must occur simultaneously to achieve desired outcomes and lasting success.

While it’s important to start with a vision of the future, the journey to achieve each milestone along the way should be staged and simultaneous.

Staged - Starting small, learning quickly, and engaging others raises awareness, promotes learning and builds mastery as you progress through milestones from one phase to the next.

Simultaneous – Have and execute a strategy to develop leadership and organizational capabilities and influence the culture as you move from one phase to the next.

In this self-reinforcing cycle, building capacity and becoming more sustainable naturally strengthen and leverage each other. Strategies lacking this simultaneous organizational development component not only miss opportunities, but run the risk of reinforcing dysfunctional cultural traits and ineffective practices.

Contact Strategic Imperatives to find out how to transform your organization into one that is sustainable – economically, environmentally and socially.

“The world is full of dreamers, there aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” - W. Clement Stone

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