Sometimes, it can seem like large enterprises have everything that small start-ups and entrepreneurs don’t. From manpower to funds to infrastructure, once bigger companies decide to do something, they’re usually much more capable of doing it.
But in today’s changeable market, agility and adaptability are some of the most desired attributes a company can have – and these are the two things in which smaller organizations have an edge. Simply put, when you’re big, it’s much more difficult to change course and try new ideas on a company level.
And while there are increasingly more solutions for the challenges of talent reallocation and dynamic project management within large organizations, the advantages that come with them can be gutted if you don’t foster a company culture that complements them.
This means more than just being open to internal mobility; ultimately, internal mobility is a method by which solutions are implemented – but thinking up of the solutions in the first place, recognizing the right opportunities, understanding what kinds of new goals your company is capable of taking on, and what may still require work before you tackle it – this kind of thinking comes from the ability to experiment and gain new insights into what you’re doing as an organization. So how can you create a company culture that promotes creativity and fresh ways of thinking?