Climate 200: Why Business Should Move From Goals To Outcomes.
At the National Press Club Simon Holmes à Court* said “In no way are we a party… we don’t select candidates…we don’t have a policy platform…we have values, and we will only fund those who also have those values, but we don’t specify in any degree of specificity how those are to be achieved.”
His political views are not the point here. The point is his statement:
“We don’t specify in any degree of specificity how those are to be achieved.”
In reality the values of Climate 200 (climate action, gender equity, women’s safety…) are also the outcomes they wish to see. But they recognise that there are many paths to achieving them and that represents the critical shift required for businesses working in complexity.
In our unpredictable business climate, going for goals can quickly leave you wanting. They are often too specific to keep up with change. However, outcomes are broader, enabling many paths towards their achievement, providing the flexibility and creativity that sustains success. The most obvious example being how hybrid working has emerged as a path to maintain business continuity despite business disruption, when we would have thought being in the office was essential to crisis working.
If you would like to know how to move your strategy and project management from goals to outcomes, to refocus your business to find paths in constant change please be in touch at email@example.com
*Simon Holmes à Court is the founder of Climate 200, funding independents in the upcoming Australian election who support climate action, gender equality, an integrity commission and donation reform.
Carey Glass is an expert in change with ease. Her work is based on the simple reality that change happens all the time. She works with individuals, teams and organisations to harness their own capacity for change rather than impose change upon them. Her coaching has been cited by Harvard University’s Institute of Coaching and is particularly effective in limiting the number of sessions required. She is co-editor of the international journal InterAction, devoted to Solutions Focus as an adaptable and flexible approach to individual, team and organisational change in complex environments.