As organizations continue to evolve, mature, and meet the ever-changing demands of our economy, mindset must be part of organizational DNA and strategy. Mindset cannot be something at the leadership level alone; it must trickle through the organization daily and infuse every decision-making process at every level. We talk about mindset a lot – but when the rubber meets the road, we fall from a growth mindset back to a fixed mindset. For HR to be successful today, a growth mindset is not only nice to have but a MUST.
WHAT IS GROWTH MINDSET?
Try these on for size:
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
These resonate with you if you’ve adopted a growth mindset; they fall flat or seem “risky” if you have a fixed mindset. Even if it doesn’t come naturally to you, Growth Mindset is a muscle you can develop, tone, and flex to keep it strong. And here’s the key: it will make you INVALUABLE as a leader and as an employee.
LEAPGEN’S EQUATION FOR SUCCESS
That’s why Leapgen’s unique and differentiating Equation for Success addresses Mindset first, long before a Technology transition is even considered or approached. When you start with a clean slate, you’re able to ask yourself important questions that will allow you to sustain meaningful change over the long haul:
- Why are we doing what we’re doing?
- Where do we want to be as our organization evolves?
- What needs to be approached in a different way?
- What can technology do for us to change experience overall?
True transformation and sustainable change are only possible when you adopt a growth mindset. Take a listen to my thoughts here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Averbook is a leading analyst, thought leader and consultant in the area of human resources, the future of work and the impact technology has on that future. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a global consultancy helping organizations shape their future workplace by broadening executive mindset to rethink how to better design and deliver employee services that meet the expectations of the workforce and the needs of the business.
Leapgen is a global digital transformation company shaping the future of work. Highly respected as a visionary partner to organizations looking to design and deliver a digital workforce experience that will produce valued outcomes to the business, Leapgen helps enterprise leaders rethink how to better design and deliver workforce services and architect HR technology solutions that meet the expectations of workers and the needs of the business. Contact us to get started.