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The 21st century’s management hierarchy must acknowledge a need to change based on methods that have been unsuccessful, or have remained stagnant for too long with little to no movement or growth. When improvement of any organization, large or small, is needed, it’s an understanding of a growth mindset that can move efforts in the right direction.

Decades ago, the common belief was that you needed to get a job, work hard and keep your head down, and you would be rewarded. Times have changed, as have job requirements and expectations. Employees are still expected to do their jobs, but they’re also expected to bring innovation and problem-solving to the table. When it comes to developing new products and processes, though, most organizations are insufficient in defining the problem they want to solve, and in clearly expressing why the issues are important. “Our ability to understand people’s experiences will be key to the future of our companies,” Mike Walsh, a futurist speaker, said. “We need to think big, think new, but most importantly think quick. The future is now.” Walsh spoke at a past conference hosted by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

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