Today's global business environment requires bold new programs to drive high performance along three dimensions: change management, leadership, and culture.
This may why Peter Drucker say that there is no such thing as leadership.
Culture trumps leadership and change, which is why multi-polar world (as well as VUCA world, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambigious in another post) caught my eye.
Managers face major operational challenges in a global environment....
Communications and business processes must take place through virtual structures—teleconferences, e-mails, videoconferencing, electronic workflows...
Companies that are successful in changing globally have programs that are both driven from the center and embedded locally.
...new ways of working must be explicitly detailed and incorporated into management processes and structures, and in the ways work is moved around, checked and handed off (see "A bold new look for global sourcing,” Outlook, September 2007).
From a legal perspective, a crazy quilt of regulatory guidelines must be attended to as well.
....Some countries, for example, have restrictions on where an individual’s supervisor must reside. That can be a deal breaker for a company looking to have a team in one country reporting to a manager in another.
...Companies that are successful in changing globally have programs that are both driven from the center and embedded locally. Companies that still rely only on local efforts or, on the other hand, try to force change only from the center, are being outperformed.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Kate Crisp