The future is defined by more uncertainty, unpredictability, and unknowns, which means changes and their effects will multiply and intersect. To prepare for this, leaders must take action in times of relative calm and not wait for change to hit. The author recommends conducting a 'change audit' to better understand where changes are hitting hardest and what challenges an organization faces when navigating them.
Leaders also need to shift their mindset and prioritize the importance of change readiness. They should clarify and reassess who is responsible for their organization's change-readiness and consider adding a chief change navigator whose cross-functional role is dedicated to helping the entire company prepare for a change-heavy future. Finally, leaders need to embed and integrate 'fluxiness' into their organization's culture by valuing mindset as much as management and rewarding plasticity when employees forge new solutions.
In a world of constant change, it's time for organizations to upgrade their approach and prepare to thrive amid uncertainty.