What is an organisation of the future?
Organisations who consider people, the community, the environment as well as sustaining their commercial well-being are the organisations of the future. Naturally teams and team-based interactivity form the foundation of any future-focused organisation.
Turner International recognises 9 key attributes vital to team-based interactivity in any company or organisation to support our industries and communities going forward. These attributes, however simple, will be the foundation by which true evolution in business and industry can occur.
The 9 key attributes include:
People focused: the first and most important premise of any organisation. If it doesn’t support the ‘people’ both internally and externally, then what is it for? This can be said of every decision made within a company, regardless of its scale.
Purpose led: What is the greater purpose? Does it support the people and the wider communities it services? How far does it reach? What is the underlying why? Establishing purpose and what it means is a big part of any organisation of the future.
Systemically impactful: every individual forms a key part of a bigger picture plan within the organisation. This plan cannot be achieved without quality interactions between people in teams. Conscious commitment to discussions, decisions, interactions with others and simply leading from who we are directly impacts people, teams, the organisation and beyond.
Cohesive in decision making and accountability: Teams that work effectively together experience more unified and harmonious processes, which has its greater impact on a systemic level.
Complication is always introduced. Using harmony as the start point rather than a final destination ensures that any deviation from this can be addressed with immediacy.
Networked through teams and shared responsibility: sharing ideas, cross-pollinating processes across teams and leveraging people’s unique contributions throughout the organisation cultivates better decisions, healthier workplaces, relational responsibility and sustainable growth.
By going outside the team and building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, the team can better serve what is required with efficiency. By adopting a stakeholder-centric approach, teams produce key decisions and strategic outcomes aligned with their purpose.
Adaptive: Adaptability opens us up to new understanding, awareness and potential. Being open to possibilities, curious about others’ perspectives, having the ability to shift our own and integrate this into everyday working life is vital for a cohesive and harmonious team environment.
Inclusive: Diversity has become a social norm for many organisations. The truth is we are all equal no matter our gender, culture, age, skin colour, political consideration, sexual orientation or otherwise. An organisation of the future knows and practices true diversity as a natural expansion on this equality.
Evolutionary: In order to evolve, organisations and their people must be open to learning and change. We understand the value of commitment as being fundamental to this process.