In this fascinating exploration of business strategy in an era of rapid change Charles Conn, co-author of “The Imperfectionists: Strategic Mindsets for Uncertain Times,” advocates for an ‘imperfectionist’ mindset. He suggests that by embracing imperfection and iterating quickly, organizations can enhance their innovation and resilience. Conn also emphasizes the importance of listening to fresh perspectives, especially from younger team members, and underscores the role of humility in decision-making. He predicts a future data revolution, complemented by a symbiosis between human creativity and machine intelligence. Conn’s insights challenge us to rethink perfection and navigate uncertainty with a renewed sense of possibility.
In a world marked by swift change and uncertainty, conventional approaches to strategy and problem solving are proving inadequate. With industries in constant flux, standard planning processes are often ineffective, leaving many organizations in a state of paralysis or making hasty, risky decisions.
The World Economic Forum lists complex problem solving as the number one skill for jobs in 2020. But how many of us, faced with a difficult problem, just dive right in looking for a solution. My next guest says there’s a better way, a much better way by using a simple seven-step approach. He is Charles Conn, the Co-Author of Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything.