Hi and welcome, I’m Bill Fox, Co-founder of Forward-Thinking Workplaces.
My work here is about helping people and organizations discover new ways of being more forward-thinking to help you thrive in today’s world of ever-increasing whitewater.
If you’re happy with things as they are, we’re probably not for you. But if you are committed to or wanting to be a part of a workplace where every voice matters, everyone thrives and finds meaning, and change and innovation happen naturally, then we can work on that together.
But I believe things can always get better, and I think author and entrepreneur Seth Godin says it best:
Realizing that things can get better (they can always get better) opens the door for productive conversations, conversations that aren’t based on prior decisions about what team someone is on, and instead, on putting our shoulder to the work, taking responsibility and actually making things better.
At the same time, many organizations today need to get more done with fewer people and resources while taking on more and more challenging work making everyone’s contribution more important than ever — but how do we get people to get out of their comfort zone, step up to the challenges and be more innovative?
We Need to Expand the Way We Evolve the Status Quo
In a world that’s in a state of constant whitewater and increasing complexity and disruption, we need to expand the way we evolve the status quo to meet today’s challenges. Knowledge, best practices and working harder or even smarter are no longer enough.
We need to learn how to interact with each other with an open mind and be ready to discover whatever is there for us to see. Rather than listening for the right answers, we need to enhance our ability to see what’s true and have the freedom to act on it.
When we’re relying on past knowledge, best practices and more activity in the face of relentless change and disruption, we’re still living in the past. We need to design ourselves and our organizations to be more forward-thinking.
Here’s how we might help you in our coaching, speaking and workshop engagements:
- How to become a more forward-thinking and conscious human capable of living and contributing your full potential
- How to leverage and engage with our ongoing and growing conversation of better answers, better questions, insights & wisdom with over 100 top business leaders & executives
- How to create a conversation and ask new questions that leverage and harness new intelligence and collective wisdom
What Led Me to this Work
Over my career, I have witnessed so many workplace improvement and change initiatives that didn’t work out or last. Doing what everyone else is doing frequently doesn’t solve the real problem, is resisted by too many (often for good reasons), and rarely survives a change in company management or an unforeseen event. There is so much time, money, passion, and goodwill flushed down the toilet. I decided to do something about it.
After 25 years of managing many enterprise change projects, I quit my corporate job when yet another transformation project I was leading came to a sudden end with a change in executive management. It was a familiar story.
Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™ is my search for better answers, better questions, wisdom and truth to help solve today’s most vexing workplace challenges.
Here’s what I suggest you do next…
The best way to find out about how I think and my innovative approach to workplace transformation is to check out many of my free materials, especially my article published in the Cutter Business Technology Journal, the Forward-Thinking Workplace Guide, the Essential Guidebook, and many of the interviews I’ve done with over 60 distinguished global leaders and executives. Recently, I was interviewed about the Forward Thinking Workplace on The People Stack podcast here.
If you have questions or would like to talk about your project, please get in touch using Get in Touch or the chat widget.
To your great work life & success!
Bill Fox, Co-founder