is widely used to help organisations engage with their entire community
to work out how to create a better future and then make it happen. Whole
of oganisation transformation is the antidote for organisations that have
become successful through the quick fix or short-term decisionmaking.
What we get with instant everything is people politick, slack off, become increasingly unresponsive to change, and it becomes harder for organisations to abandon outdated methods and technology. The organisation becomes more inefficient, less competitive. Often the best people leave and with them core knowledge assets. Organisations become less able to safely survive or surf through major societal discontinuities, when the loyalty, support, commitment and brainpower needs to be marshaled for the common good is most needed.
How does Zing help to rejuvenate organisations and assist in surviving transformations? We begin by involving everyone. We help people hear different opinions and integrate them into a common concept. We help the organisation collectively focus on a future that incorporates the needs and desires of competing interests. We help organisations quickly create the huge number of projects and programs necessary to survive the huge attrition rate of innovation – one in sixty new projects succeed. We provide the tools that help people do it themselves and take responsibility for the new activities within a common corporate or educational goal. So we truly become learning organisations.
In the educational arena we help whole educational systems create a better learning system for the citizens of the future. Our learners, both teachers and students, acquire the skills of “knowledge workers”, including the ability to create new knowledge, the leadership skills to facilitate the work of others, the thinking skills to solve any complex problem or create new opportunities, the sense of responsibility that ensures new knowledge is applied wisely and in a timely way, the flexibility to navigate across many ethnic, social and professional cultures and the ability to use a multiplicity of emerging complex technologies. The best results have been achieved where the entire school teaching community is engaged in the pedagogical change process. This is similar to the experience in the business world where whole-of-organisation cultural change programs have become necessary to learn faster and remain competitive. So we truly create learning communities.