MANAGING IN THE NOW is for organizations who are searching for what is relevant in an increasingly competitive world and don’t have the time to read a wheelbarrow full of books. It bridges the divide between the drivers of social media, cloud computing, and the millennial workforce and explains what leaders must do to leverage these shifts to create competitive advantage.
The convergence of social media, cloud computing, and the millennial workforce is creating a revolution that will redefine how we compete during the next decade. The new standard for action is instantaneous; everything is happening in a time called NOW. Every opportunity and every problem that is not resolved in the NOW is lost. Lost forever.
What leader doesn’t dream of his or her organization having the capability to compete in the NOW? What business would not enjoy the competitive power of the NOW mantra: every opportunity, every employee, every time. Getting there is a challenge.
A business revolution demands a management revolution. Management today doesn’t live in the NOW, let alone manage in it. From the frontline supervisor to the executive team, management is consumed by the past (what happened?) and working on the future (what’s the plan?).
So who manages the NOW? While our workforce lives in the NOW, it does not have the tools, knowledge, skills, or permission to act in the NOW. The harsh truth for the vast majority of organizations is that no one is responsible for managing in the NOW; in effect, there is no NOW.
The NOW System is a new management philosophy and methodology enabled by technology that ensures that every member of the workforce is fully capable of taking effective action NOW. The new standard for agility demands that management’s work is complete BEFORE the opportunity presents itself. For management to enable instant, effective action, it has a new vital role: surrounding the workforce with everything it needs for the business to compete in the NOW.