Creating Positive Disruption: Challenging Established Ways of Working

8 April 2023

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

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    Positive Disruption in the Workplace

    Neglecting positive disruption can make or break a business.

    Positive disruption refers to a mindset and approach to work that challenges the status quo and encourages innovation, creativity and growth.

    By shaking things up and bringing new ideas to the table, positive disruption can lead to transformative changes that benefit both individuals and organisations. In fact, studies have shown that businesses that embrace positive disruption are more likely to succeed and adapt to changing market conditions.

    The research

    The proven benefits of positive disruption

    Research has found that positive disruption can lead to a variety of benefits for businesses, including increased productivity, improved employee engagement and satisfaction, and greater innovation and creativity. By encouraging employees to think outside the box and challenge established ways of working, businesses can unlock the limitless potential of their teams and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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    What are the signs that an organisation needs positive change?

    Positive disruption should take place in the workplace when:

    • The company is experiencing a decline in productivity or innovation.
    • There is a need to adapt to changing market conditions or industry trends.
    • The company culture is stagnating, and there is a lack of creativity and new ideas.
    • The business needs to pivot or change its direction.
    • The current systems and processes are outdated and no longer effective.
    • The company wants to stay ahead of the competition and be a leader in its industry.
    • There is a need to challenge the status quo and create a culture of continuous improvement.
    • It’s important to note that positive disruption should be implemented with a clear strategy and plan to ensure it’s executed effectively and doesn’t negatively impact the business

    Positive disruption examples

    It is important for businesses to embrace positive disruption in order to stay competitive and adapt to changing market conditions. Here are just a few examples of positive disruption in the workplace

    1. Implementing new technologies

    By introducing new technologies, businesses can transform the way they operate, streamline processes and increase efficiency.

    2. Encouraging employee creativity

    Encouraging employees to think creatively and come up with new ideas can lead to innovative solutions that drive the business forward.

    3. Flexible working arrangements

    By allowing employees to work flexibly, businesses can improve work-life balance, boost productivity, and attract and retain top talent.

    4. Diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace can lead to a more engaged and innovative workforce, as well as improved decision-making.

    5. Process improvements

    Examining and improving existing processes can lead to greater efficiency, cost savings and better outcomes.

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    At The Speakers’ Gym, we specialise in helping businesses create a culture of positive disruption. Our range of change management courses, including our accredited leadership course, provide individuals and teams with the tools they need to challenge the status quo, think creatively, and drive innovation and growth.

    Our expert coaches and trainers work closely with businesses to identify areas for improvement and help develop strategies for positive change.

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