NAVIGATORs are employees, colleagues, who independently of their function and hierarchy are able to successfully move in open, increasingly fluid organizations. They combine the head-heart-hand competencies, identify opportunities, often at internal and/or external interfaces of an organization, identify and mobilize (human) resources and steer projects to completion and success. I’m looking for examples in any kind of organization, whether they are coined “a navigator” or simply act in this sense. Would love to hear from the Rebels community!
If we could tag one apocalyptic rider for adaptive organizations, it would be "traditional performance management." It is old-fashioned performance management that keeps us in a world of humans as resources, as command-and-control takers, with rigid top-down planning, and solid prevention of curious and exploratively-minded cooperation. Its logic is plan – do – check – act.