By George Bradt
Disrupters, rebels, challengers, deviants, and the like are crucial for population, organization and team survival over time. The highest performing teams function with a minimum of disruption. They do well. But they are resistant to the changes required to evolve and survive over time. This is why you need a meaningful level of disruption, challenge, rebellion, and deviation on a team. The trouble with being at the peak is that the only way to go from there is down. Root out complacency and keep your team striving for a new peak.
By the end of 2017, only 60 of the 1955 Fortune 500 still existed. And it continues. Witness GE’s continued free-fall and most latest $22.8B quarterly loss. Some members of the Fortune 500 like IBM survived near-death experiences on the way. Even Apple almost disappeared until Steve Jobs to reinvent the company.
At the most recent HATCH Summit in Montana, a recurring theme was the importance of diversity.