Kathy has another great post about organisational creativity. It seems to me that the organisations and people that work with RedMonk are somewhat self-selecting, and they share some common traits.
The key trait is being able to listen to unvarnished advice. Other traits are being prepared, and even wanting, to be challenged. Looking for breakthrough ideas from other sectors and disciplines. Having a sense of humour.
There is no point working with RedMonk if you’re looking for yes men. We’re not cautious (well, Stephen has his moments…), to be honest we’re really not that methodical, though I would say we’re plenty capable. But we don’t worship the status quo. In fact we challenge it relentlessly. We’re not robots. We will improve your ideas and strategies by critiquing them. But we will also come up with breakthrough ideas and and actionable advice, because we do understand organisational constraints.
Our clients are generally not afraid of change, or rather they know they have to live with it. Some even welcome it.
I enjoy every working day because of interactions with my clients and broader network of contacts. So thank you one and all for giving me such a great job, where my natural exuberance and passion can be harnessed.
There is some value in insourcing corporate trouble-making. Trouble tends to mean innovation, and RedMonk is increasingly more about innovation than technology per se.
We can help you become more social, more creative, more relaxed, more innovative, and bolder. We can help you become better at collaborative innovation, which drives successful, complex market-facing systems.
Irving says: “Market-facing systems need to evolve continuously to respond to changing market conditions. In that sense, designing a business and its processes is different from designing a physical object like a bridge or a microprocessor. Businesses and societal institutions need to be able to change and adapt to whatever is going on in the marketplace, and those changes are coming at an increasingly rapid pace.”
RedMonk as a bliological catalyst. Luckily we don’t have to run the new processes for you, because that’s not what we’re good at. Our strength is advisory. We want to help you make an impact.