Psychologists agree: Humans detest uncertainty. We’ll go to great lengths to avoid it—even choosing a known bad outcome over an unknown but possibly good one.
Culture, we all know, eats strategy for breakfast. And yet, leaders often focus on the tangible, more measurable elements of their strategy they can comfortably see better—ignoring the softer, less visible aspects that make organizations truly healthy.
This large displacement of human capital has left some of the best and brightest talent in search of their next trail to blaze.
We get focused on making sure the big, complicated tough stuff is intact, only to miss the basic thing. The first thing. The most fundamental thing.