How Ideas Turn into Outcomes
The Outcomes Your Enterprise Creates Come From a Mash-Up of Many Ideas
Let’s begin with how everything ends, and talk about outcomes. People create outcomes they personally value, from an ever-evolving mix of stability and change. They may be driven by goals they have explicitly set, or by just doing things and seeing what happens. How innovative or predictable their choices may be, is up to the people themselves. Whenever people’s actions might impact the success of our enterprise, we are stakeholders in the choices they make.
Chris Potts, Practitioner, Mentor, Trainer and Author, Dominic Barrow
Chris has written this series of articles for Solverboard who will be exhibiting at the IRM UK Business Change & Transformation Conference Europe 16-18 March 2020, London
Every enterprise exists to create outcomes, too, and usually has goals for the ones that they need – such as revenues, costs, compliance, continuity, customer delight, product innovation, and brand reputation. There are also interim goals for activities and outputs, as essential steps towards the outcomes themselves. Enterprise outcomes, like people’s, come from the ongoing fusion of stability and change. For any goals that stability alone won’t achieve, we must take-on the risks of investing in change. Some changes will always work better than others, and some will not work at all. Indeed, some may end-up doing more harm than good. So, like everything else that people invest in, change is about goals, risks, and diverse probabilities. Being excellent and dynamic investors is vital, especially in fast-changing markets.
Ideas Kick-Start the Investment Process
An enterprise transforms ideas into outcomes through its end-to-end process of investing in change. Depending how soon we need to accomplish our goals, the process must be almost-instantaneous, or rapid, or slow. Speed-to-outcomes is key to momentum and choices, from the start of the process right through to the end. Every change an enterprise invests in, begins with a person who has an idea. If they……….Download the rest of the article plus the three other articles here.
Chris works with people in diverse countries, cultures and industries, helping them to grow their capabilities at investing in change. Chris is the author of The Fruition Trilogy, a fictional saga about change
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