- Another assumption is that a shift in professional commitments to shared assumptions takes place when an anomaly overthrows the existing tradition of scientific practice…These are the shifts that Kuhn refers to as ‘scientific revolutions’.To develop a new assumption or paradigm/theory, a reconstruction of prior assumptions is required. When the shift occurs, the ‘scientist’s world is qualitatively transformed’. Let’s apply this to businesses.To be agile in business, do business leaders have the resources and time to re-evaluate prior facts and reconstruct prior assumptions about business models to be ahead of significant and potentially destructive change levers? When shifts occur, are businesses qualitatively transformed? Think about this a moment.
This brings me back to the title of this article, are current revolutions, revolutions? Are revolutions happening in business, now. My view and I am sure many agree, is that there are revolutions happening in businesses. The businesses that are surviving and growing have taken their business models and transformed. Take a look at the characteristics of these businesses and identify what makes them ‘tradition shattering’.
Now, do you want to know more about being ‘tradition shattering’ in your business?
Start with your business model and particularly the leadership mindset including the company board – if you have one. What are those key characteristics making the business ‘tradition shattering’? Now, here’s another thing. What is it in surviving and growing businesses that keeps certain elements of tradition alive and part of the paradigm shift?
Look forward to your comments and conversations.