Never has the business environment been so challenging and performance bar so high for organizations. Many mature companies are finding themselves in a particularly tough spot, primarily because their organizational OS — their processes, systems and structures — and their culture are struggling to cope with the complexity and pace of change in their environment.

Some of the symptoms may include:

  • Poor product-market fit
  • Products and services take too long (to develop and launch)
  • Poor customer focus
  • Revenue growth is slow or flat — or even negative
  • People are disengaged and dispirited
  • Stress and overwhelm are high, especially among managers and senior leaders
  • Innovation is incremental at best
  • There is lack of collaboration across the organization’s silos
  • Talent/leadership pool is shallow; it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain great talent
  • Repeated attempts to change any of the above either fail or produce no lasting difference — or even backfire

If your company is experiencing any of these problems, we at 10X Shift can help. After decades of guiding successful change in mature companies, we have developed an organic, highly effective approach designed to guide and support your organization in tackling three key developmental challenges:

  • Developing a new, more agile and responsive organizational OS truly fit for today’s VUCA environments
  • Building a highly engaged culture of intrapreneurship, innovation, distributed leadership and change-readiness
  • Growing your organization’s internal capacity to continue evolving its operating system and culture as the conditions change

Addressing these challenges is not about incrementally improving “business as usual” — it requires fundamental changes in your organization’s cultural patterns of thinking, behaving, working and organizing. This is why our approach is appropriately dubbed Project 10X — an order-of-magnitude shift in how your organization thinks, operates and evolves.

The following are some of the more specific outcomes and benefits that your company can expect from a Project 10X initiative:

  • Real and lasting breakthroughs in your company’s top priority, most difficult systemic challenges
  • Customer-centric organization design and a deeply caring company culture that respond quickly to ever-changing needs of your customers, partners and other key stakeholders
  • Agile and flexible product development processes and systems delivering the right features and benefits to your customers and partners
  • Purposefully engaged workforce that excels and thrives in increasingly complex, rapidly changing environments
  • Distributed, collaborative leadership networks capable of leading your organization’s innovation, change and development efforts
  • Generative organization culture eliciting breakthroughs in creativity, innovation, learning and collaboration
  • Low risk approach: start small, grow organically, with benefits growing exponentially over time

To understand where to begin, drop us a note and tell us what challenge or problem keeps you up at night.

Crossing the Chasm Lens provides means for seeing (and measuring) today's dominant organizational cultures — and helps visualize a much more generative alternative

Crossing the Chasm Lens provides means for seeing (and measuring) today's dominant organizational cultures — and helps visualize a much more generative alternative

Project 10X is our integrative, organic and highly flexible strategy for growing those organizational capabilities most critical to leading and thriving in today’s VUCA world

Project 10X is our integrative, organic and highly flexible strategy for growing those organizational capabilities most critical to leading and thriving in today’s VUCA world

Organization Design Simplified provides an elegantly simple (but not simplistic) 10,000ft view of organization design and what’s involved in the journey of system-wide organization change

Organization Design Simplified provides an elegantly simple (but not simplistic) 10,000ft view of organization design and what’s involved in the journey of system-wide organization change

ABC-work Lens describes 3 kinds of work every organization is engaged in, and the missing link needed to bridge the Great Culture Chasm.

ABC-work Lens describes 3 kinds of work every organization is engaged in, and the missing link needed to bridge the Great Culture Chasm.