Effective managers and high-performing organizations hold a common stake: how to successfully address emerging trends in their environments. These include issues such as automation/robotics, changing demographics, determining appropriate work/life balance, expanded use of information technology, global markets and workforces, millennials as a workforce, the pace of work, the earth’s sustainability, and others. Successfully addressing these issues encompasses internal organization, competitive strategy (including – if not especially – in nonprofits and government), and – perhaps above all – ethical decision making. Given this, what trend or issue seems more critical to you? Why? Answer following questions:
What is one concept that you have learned this term that might be helpful to an organization to be proactive in addressing this trend or issue, and why?
How would you propose addressing that trend or issue and how would you explain this approach to your boss?