Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 1

Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 1

We are ‘radically flat’
I’ve been reflecting on an article published by McKinsey & Company, The Nine Traits of Future-ready Companies. It’s serving as a road marker for me as I think about OneHope and where we are in our journey. This has looked like wrestling with questions including, what do we need to build and improve on today to prepare us for a better tomorrow? What specific traits do we need to intentionally prioritize for a season to strengthen them? I invite you to consider your own experience as we explore these traits together. 

Now that we’ve considered how our purpose and organizational culture contribute to where we’re headed, it’s time to dive into the operational traits that classify a future-ready company. We all want healthy, high-functioning, innovative teams. How we operate can greatly impact that reality.

How do we operate?
–  We are ‘radically flat’
–  We turbocharge decision making
–  Our talent is scarcer than capital  

We are ‘radically flat’
One of the most common questions I receive is people asking about flat organizational structures. Essentially, flat leadership is about empowering your team to grow and advance themselves and the mission. I’ve written about this topic in previous blog posts if you’d like to learn more: 5 Critical Objectives for Flat Leadership and the Future is Flat. 

Reflect: What structure does your organization currently have? If you have a flat structure, would you consider it radically flat? 

If you’re just now joining us, we’re working to thoughtfully analyze how our companies or organizations are preparing for tomorrow, with the goal to see and understand potential gaps. Begin the series here, then continue your reflections.

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Rob Hoskins is the President of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004 he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.7 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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