'7 HABITS' SON SAYS BRISBANE WORK ETHIC IS SPOT-ON
30 October 2014, Written by Laura Daquino
THE 7 Habits are carried through the Covey bloodline, but David Covey has another tool up his sleeve for supercharging effectiveness, and it’s something he thinks Brisbanites are experts at employing.
Self-navigation has already been adopted by more than 2500 organisations, including Fortune 500 companies,“To maximise workforce performance, we’re seeing smart companies move from a top-down management style to a self-navigation model – specifically designed to empower employees and build a corporate culture centred on resilience, trust, and improved productivity - not to mention the retention of valuable staff," says Covey.
“The number one issue in business is leadership development, and it seems to be becoming more of an issue over the past ten years.
“We need people that navigate their own way through an organisation, drawing on those above them for help but not necessarily direction.
“Self-navigation is about giving professionals an internal compass (see right) to navigate themselves externally.”
Covey says there is no better time to adopt this framework in light of a prevailing disengagement of the workforce in both the United States and Australia, institutional and business trust being at an all-time low, and an economic squeeze out of managers in organisations.
He says a work-style rooted in initiative is something the world is asking for, with staff attrition rates and replacement costs soaring, and an approaching workplace generational shift.