Successful enterprises create a culture where new ideas are encouraged from anywhere in the organization and from any level
By John Wysseier, CEO and President, The CEI Group
As I’ve said here before, to survive in an age of constant change driven by continuous advances in digital technology, companies need to adopt a culture of constant change, which is to say, a culture of positive disruption. Because business culture starts at the top, it’s the job of the CEO to create a disruptive culture.
As Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of chemical giant, Solvay SA, recently said, disruptive culture is not a solo act. The CEO “is not a transformational hero carrying the weight of transformation alone. A CEO needs to have a strong team to support change.”
While the same applies throughout an organization’s entire management structure, I want to focus now on the C-suite. After all, if the rest of the C-suite hasn’t bought into disruption as an organizational value and reinforced its importance, the vision isn’t going to happen.