Change: The Work of Organizations
Organizations are many things. The essence of any organization is people working together to achieve a shared vision. This occurs within a culture that includes all the normal issues and dynamics prevalent in social communities. The work of organizations is as much about learning and changing as it is about producing. Our expertise is in the area of human behavior, with a focus on producing value. Part of our work is to help leaders shift how they see themselves, their work, and their organizations, which explains the origin of our company name.
In all organizations, leadership sets direction and culture produces customer value. A culture's strength is based in its values and beliefs and the alignment of such beliefs with leadership. When a lack of alignment exists, communication issues often exist in parallel. Once these issues are addressed, an organization and its members can get on with the core tasks of creating, learning, and producing. Our fundamental belief is that the primary task for both people and organizations is to learn. The success of every endeavor depends on our ability to learn, to apply that learning, and to change and grow. This core belief at Mindshift defines our value proposition: to help our clients develop new insights and new capabilities through accelerated learning.
An organization is only as intelligent and agile and creative as its people. Opportunities for change and growth exist in every organizational activity, from strategic alignment and vision work, to strategic business moves like mergers and acquisitions, to retooling your systems. Every client engagement offers opportunities for learning.