Without meaning to sound dramatic; the world has changed. As such the world of work has changed too. Economic and societal evolution used to happen at a certain pace. That pace has increased now to the point where businesses can no longer keep up. Which is why businesses need to look to the future and the future is Mutable.
What is Mutable?
Mutable is both a business philosophy and a business operating model. To be Mutable means to be in a permanent state of transformation; to be in constant competition with your own business practices.
Being Mutable is the only way businesses can keep pace with external developments; economic, societal, technological etc. It is the evolutionary step towards business sustainability, in which all other methods used for this in the past century have now become thoroughly obsolete.
It’s an operating model that puts the people at the core of all strategic decisions. Recognising that it’s the people who make a business what it is.
The Mutable model provides flexibility for people and adaptability for businesses. Businesses can adapt to all external changes with minimum interruption. Allowing all organizations to flourish and grow.
Why Mutable is the answer to the Transformation Problem
This point is key and all businesses need to take notice; Transformation Programmes don’t work. And haven’t for some time, they are obsolete, a thing of the past and the sooner businesses realise this the sooner they can start overcoming the issue this presents.
Transformation programmes get a business from A to B in a certain area, usually due to societal and cultural change. The problem is by the time the business reaches B through a transformation programme; society has gone from B to G.
The point is; we now live in a society that demands transformation at a far quicker pace than a business can hope to match through transformation programmes. Which is why for a business being Mutable is the only solution.
Being in a never-ending state of transformation means businesses can adapt to all external changes in step with the rest of the world. And organisations can focus on what it is they do best.
The initial steps towards Mutability
The most important step towards becoming Mutable is to shift to an Outcome-Based work model. This is the most adaptable and productive work style out there and focusing on outcomes is what enables businesses to react quickly.
Another important step is to start viewing your workforce as talent that you need to acquire rather than cogs in a machine. As stated in the beginning; people are at the core of Mutability, so how you view your people is key.
This starts by tossing out the idea of recruitment; this is a system that is designed to fill vacancies just to keep the wheels turning. Talent Acquisition is designed to bring the most value to your business by actively sourcing talented people.
Finally; embrace change. This is vital to becoming mutable. CEO’s, Directors and Executives may not be comfortable with big change, but it’s better to get ahead and embrace it. To fight it is futile as society will force the changes anyway.
To be Mutable is to embrace change as it happens. So never again will businesses be hampered by the need to make changes.
Start your Mutable Journey
Mutable is such a revolutionary concept and the journey is an infinitely rewarding one. It will enable businesses to grow in ways never considered. Remove barriers that may have once seemed impossible to overcome. Furthemore,they will be the trail blazers towards a future in which all other businesses will one day follow out of necessity
Every big journey needs the right guide who will provide all the right tools. The Find Your Flex group is proud to be that guide for every business that is eager to take those initial steps into a high-growth, flexible future. If you’re interested in the Mutable journey and want to learn more, please visit us here.