Every company has a unique leverage point for sustainable growth.
Strangely, most businesses haven’t discovered it.
The problem: Companies know they must achieve more by expanding operations AND at the same time control and manage risk. Result: they are trapped in a bind between two “opposing” impulses, unable to express their full potential. Plus uncertainty and unprecedented levels of interconnections and interdependencies are impacting every business directly. This challenge has a precise name in systems science: complexity.
It makes things worse when consultants (and Business Schools) ignore complexity and offer linear, scientifically flawed “solutions” that fragment companies into silos, leading to a sub-optimal use of resources and whack-a-mole, fire-fighting actions.
So what can be done?
Shifting to a systemic approach allows companies to leverage complexity and:
surpass the competition
achieve the goal of significant and sustainable growth
Where’s the catch?
Learning. Challenging what we think we know so we can acquire new knowledge can be emotionally and cognitively demanding.
A workable solution
The Decalogue is a new kind of science for organizations. It is a step-by-step method to produce systematic breakthrough solutions that relentlessly make good sense and add high value. These solutions are inherently systemic. They are driven and sustained by a different approach to thinking about and managing operations and a way of organizing resources that we call “Network of Projects” to achieve the goal.