When Evolution = Business
Business needs to evolve in order to grow.
Recognizing both nature and nurture, you can control some aspects of your evolution. Some considerations:
Adaptability – Markets change over time and business must adapt, yet change can be disruptive.
Create a consistent framework for evaluating new ideas (e.g. feedback loops) to mitigate disruption.
Pressure – Studies show that some pressure causes us to perform better but too much is debilitating.
Assuage pressure by emphasizing both performance outcomes and career development for success.
Diversity – Genetics values diversity. Business requires new ideas to create viable solutions.
Seek new sources for hiring and facilitate open discussions to generate more and stronger ideas.
Bias to action – When there is danger, animals fight or flee. A struggling business must respond swiftly and decisively.
Determine and share your values early will help later facing tough decisions.
Communication – Mating calls are critical to species. Sharing ideas effectively at work leads to the best solutions.
Encourage candid, solutions-focused feedback so teams and projects succeed.
Evolution is a framework for growth with variation. Leaders should build structure to scale and optimize outcomes.