Skills for Success
Skills for Success:
Reposition The Question To Take Your Enterprise Forward
INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - NZ's low labour productivity and its lack of improvement in comparison with its international partners is the focus of many initiatives. At the presentation of the OECD Economic Survey of NZ last week, OECD chief economist Catherine Mann said “the challenge is to enact reforms that will boost productivity.”
The Productivity Commission has a “principal purpose … to provide advice to the Govt on improving productivity in a way that is directed to supporting the overall well-being of NZers.”
The public service led by SCC head Peter Hughes is actively pursuing Better Public Services targets. Corporations are always looking at ways to up their game.
Leadership requires asking basic questions and creating the space for basic assumptions to be re-examined.
Trans Tasman’s sister publication, The Main Report Business Alert, this week quotes Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Centre, saying: “Over the years, I’ve noticed that leaders in fast-growing companies tend to engage in and encourage a higher level of questioning — both in terms of quantity and quality.
"This makes sense, given that high-impact innovation always proceeds from some flash of insight — and it is almost always possible to trace these breakthroughs back to someone’s reframing of a problem they are trying to solve. Asking a better question can unlock a whole new pathway to finding a better answer."
Gregersen says “the CEO doesn’t personally have to come up with all of the better questions (let alone all of the answers). In fact, it’s far better to create the conditions where others give voice to assumption-challenging questions — and to listen carefully for the ones that might prove catalytic, even game-changing.”
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Trans Tasman’s sister publication, The Main Report Business Alert, is a weekly source of new ideas, trends and forecasts for executives wanting to supercharge their businesses and careers.