Why Process Management is the leadership of the future

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT INVOLVING AND NOT INFORMING

We live in a society that one could literally give the diagnose DUMC * Divercity, Uncertainty, Complexity and Mutiple choices. This means that organizations controlled by rules and structures, so-called high-tower organizations, have become too heavy and inflexible to change and adapt quickly. A flexible and innovative organization, called a "tent organization", requires employees who can quickly learn, be openminded for change, who can take responsibility and make decisions. This requres new working forms and new leadership skills.

In the Red Matters concepts we talk about the importance of having balance between blue structure, red culture and green innovation. Most companies say they want to have high-performance people with innovative thinking, so to say the effects of red and green. Despite decades of telling the importance of the red and green elements still the blue factors are measured, valued and focused on the most. We still have the blue workingforms of the high tower organization despite the tents need more of red and green workingforms in order to create a culture with continous improvements and innovation.

The workingforms of the tent are involving and collaborative. It´s about workingforms that make employees become co-leaders and stakeholders to co-creative partners. The world is also too complex to be understood by one. It is certainly not genetically conditioned that it is the boss who knows best! We need to combine our wise minds and different perspectives to think intelligently together. An organization is like the brain. The more connection between synapses the wiser.

Whe have to move from traditional meeting forms to interactive workshops where participants leave more inspired and with a greater willingness to contribute to the goals and visions. Unfortunately, 40-50 % of meeting participants express that they become drained of energy at the meetings. Dr. Ari Riabacke says that today's meetings only have 28% efficiency according to decisions. On average, a quarter of the working time are spent on meetings. This is time that traditionally not requires any demands for efficiency or competence. McKinsey has conducted research into what has been the greatest influence for good results. To 53%, it is processes, 39% business variables and only 8% analyzes. This shows the need of more green and red tools that are involving, collaborative, reflective and dialogue based. Again, nt the era of DUMC - we have to stop using the tools for reading maps and instead start to navigate. This is the major reason why we now start up with Red Matters program for Process leadership. 

 

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