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Escaping the corporate black hole

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out,” said Stephen Hawking. “[...] black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole and possibly come out in another universe.”

As a corporate employee to strive or survive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, you need to be adaptable, anticipate and prepare for change, evolve and reinvent yourself at a faster pace than ever before. Corporate cost efficiency and change programmes, outsourcing and process optimization are lurking around every corner in almost every organisation.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quote from legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. However when corporate change throws people off the tip of Maslow's pyramid and threatens job safety, position or power, the reverse conclusion suddenly may apply: "Strategy eats culture for breakfast."

When corporate strategy starts to undermine culture, the best organisations, teams and people can become toxic. People hit rock bottom of the change curve and can be sucked into, what we call the "corporate black hole".

Like stellar black holes, corporate black holes are invisible. Before one even notices, one gets sucked into a pitch-dark space that sucks all energy and motivation out of people; the shining star collapses; people get lost in the dark. What next?

A way out

Escaping the black hole is possible after all. It can however be difficult to do without support and can be an exhausting and lengthy process.

Our 5 R's coaching model is designed to help you speed up your ride through the change curve and escape that black hole that holds you hostage. Our coaches helps you "come out in another universe".

Get in touch and start your journey with us.

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