Purpose and Performance
Too often, company conversations around purpose are less about finding a firm’s essential nature and more about creating a pedestrian purpose that serves only to define the existing status quo. Meaningful purpose must be embedded into the core of your value chain or it is an extra-curricular activity. In an era of transparency, as what economists call externalities are vanishing, meaningful purpose is more than just a source of sanity, survival and advantage – it remains the only way to truly engage your team.
Purpose offers enormous benefits – reduced healthcare costs being an easily quantified example. Most importantly, Dialog knows full engagement harnesses passion and creativity, the core meta-values needed to compete and innovate. Ultimately, we optimize organizations for learning, the only sustainable competitive advantage in an age of accelerated change. By aligning purpose, strategy, and execution, Dialog gives you the tools to leverage meaningful purpose as a source of innovation, shifting your organization from success to significance.
Dialog aligns leadership, strategy, and operations, equipping leaders to leverage the power of connection to quickly identify and respond adeptly to challenges. Leadership alignment ensures every level of the organization is working in unison toward a common goal, which rapidly accelerates performance and generates superior business results.
Dialog empowers organizations to leverage change as a source of innovation and advantage by creating alignment and radical clarity across purpose, strategy, and execution. In an age of acceleration where change is the only constant, the only lasting source of advantage is in learning. This creates truly adaptive organizations that can shift or change as the environment changes.
It is a cruel paradox of business and biology that the very elements that make an entity successful are what make it ill suited for survival when the environment changes. Taken from biology, this is called an adaptive challenge. It is distinct from an operating challenge in that it requires more than incremental improvement. It requires nothing less than organizational transformation. A transformation in perspective is needed first and foremost amongst leadership followed by changes in ways of thinking, behaviors and operations.
Integral means necessary to make whole, complete and fundamental. For the first time in history we have access to the collective trove of human knowledge from pre-modern through postmodern eras. The challenge lies within our ability to synthesize and use this wealth of knowledge to enhance our productive, creative, and innovative potential. Integral development encompasses an “all-quadrant, all-level” approach, which includes all dimensions of business – vision, mission strategy, people, performance, marketing, human resources, technology, finance, culture, community and environment, as well as a developmental processes in which people, teams and organizations expand their awareness and world views.