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Disruptive Events: Part 2 of 3

D is for DisruptionDISRUPTION
What if you knew how to respond to a work crisis,
no matter how small or big?

HARNESSING THE ENERGY OF DISRUPTIVE EVENTS
In my upcoming book, Do Work DIFFERENT, I have a story about a high-tech company who went through another set of disruptive events – the dot.com bust and 9-11. The story illustrates how most businesses, collectively as groups and individually as the people in them, fail to connect the dots between internal and external events and their resultant combined effect on the work we produce. How in doing so, the disruptive events not only interrupt our short-term, everyday work momentum, they push us backward. Those who see the connection, acknowledge its effects and take immediate, proactive steps to recover are able to move on. Those who deny the influence of the events take longer to return to normal, and sometimes never recover. Continue reading