Games - time for change
With less than 100 days until the Olympics, many London businesses are set to miss out on the best opportunity in a generation to try new and innovative ways of doing business.
The Olympics will be a time of excitement, disruption, chaos and celebration. Here at Uscreates we’ve been working with organisational change experts Q5 to think more about the opportunities, as opposed to the risks. We are convinced that too many businesses are fearing the worst and simply ‘continuity planning’ to survive the disruption. This is a shame: the Olympics will be an exciting chance to test out new ways of doing things which could have fundamental benefits – for businesses and their people – in the long run.
Organisational or behaviour change is a challenge to implement. It can be a long and difficult process. The Olympics are going to change everything about the way we work, where we work, how we work and when we work. Change is going to happen for 3 weeks and staff know it is coming.
Why is this important?
Increasing organisational complexity and external commercial pressures challenge all businesses. The ones that excel are those agile enough to operate more efficiently at lower operating costs, and exploit new opportunities when they arise. You need to try new things and learn how to operate differently in the future.
London businesses spend £1000s every year on creative ‘disruption’ days to simulate a different operating environment. This summer represents the greatest ever ‘disruption’ – for free – on your doorstep. This is the perfect catalyst to greater employee engagement through new and innovative business practices.
Why this summer is the best time to test out radical changes to your business:
- 1. Your people are already enthused and energised about the Olympics – apathy is usually the biggest challenge to change.
- 2. There is a clear rationale to do something different, articulated in the papers, on the tube and in your offices.
- 3. You need agility and imagination to thrive in an increasingly complex and competitive commercial environment.
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The collaborative team
A unique collaboration between organisation design specialists Q5 and behaviour change experts Uscreates.
Q5 – are a specialist organisation design and development consultancy. We help you transform, innovate and do things differently.
Uscreates – Uscreates are behaviour change experts who have used innovation, creativity and behaviour change theory to deliver award winning behaviour change programmes.
Uscreates produced the white paper Changing Spaces, which reports on the value of prototyping agile working systems. Read the report here
If you would like to discuss any of the topics we have raised here please feel free to contact Zoe Stanton at Uscreates on 0203 1426 686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be delighted to talk to you.