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?