Organisations continue to struggle with accelerating change while Buddhism considers change the only unchanging feature of the universe and helps people to transcend such impermanence by reaching higher levels of consciousness. This conceptual paper attempts to use Buddhist concepts to develop a superior corporate culture that can sustain organisational success under rapidly changing conditions. It introduces a Wisdom-Skills Matrix as the framework for proactively responding to change. It explains how Buddha’s proclamation that we are the result of all what we have thought can be used to change employees’ negative mindsets and create positive beliefs for exploiting even unfavourable changes. The underlying objective is to enhance employees’ mindfulness and motivation for sensing and responding to both opportunities and risks while maintaining their daily focus on operational targets. Such an employee-driven corporate culture can produce learning organisations that can reinvent themselves under changing conditions by nurturing an everyday, organisation-wide, business innovation ideology.
Originally published on July 29, 2016 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau