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My name is Alan Arnett. If you’re a leader handling growth and change in your business, I can show you how to have more impact, with less friction.
Once upon a time life seemed more predictable. The root of the word ‘organisation’ implied something that was structured, reliable and predictable. Something we could be in control of. Some kind of ‘well-oiled machine’.
But life isn’t like that any more, and maybe never was. We still have structures, systems and tools. There are strategies and plans and projects. But business is complex – lots of interdependent parts, lots of change and uncertainty. Especially if you are growing. Growth challenges whatever structures and systems you have, and the leaders and people using them. The more you grow, the more you create friction, which holds you back, in two ways:
- Individual friction, as business growth stretches us to the edge of our experience, and the strengths and skills that helped us get here;
- And collective friction, as we struggle to connect and align with the very different motivations and perspectives that surface under pressure.
I’ve spent most of my working life researching, experimenting and refining ways to tackle the friction in growing organisations, and turn that energy into into more useful, productive and even creative value. I love sharing what I’m still learning with people who are up for some exploring and experimenting.
It all starts with a simple conversation …