🐙🐙🐙 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 "𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬" 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧 "𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐬"?
🧠🧠🧠 For those of you interested in "𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞" and "𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩", I thought I'd share this fascinating analogy from nature that you might find valuable.
Recently, I had a discussion about how organisations can thrive during periods of "𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧". We explored the advantages of "𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩," where you foster a culture of "𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭" and "𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭." This approach enables employees spread throughout the business to tackle disruption as it arises. These individuals have the freedom to make on-the-spot decisions based on the information available, allowing the organization to be agile, innovative, and adaptable.
🌊🌊🌊 Interestingly, this bears a striking resemblance to the way an octopus operates in the ocean, dealing with disruption on a daily basis.
🎯 Octopuses possess one central brain and eight mini-brains in their arms, providing both localized and centralized control over their actions.
🎯 They store two-thirds of their extensive knowledge in these eight mini-brains, and their brain-to-body ratio is the largest among invertebrates.
🎯 With the majority of their neurons residing in their arms, octopuses have over 2000+ suckers through which they can independently touch, taste, move, and make autonomous decisions.
🐙🐙🐙So, the next time you face disruption in your organization, consider how it can adopt the mindset and behaviour of an octopus.
📺📺📺 If you're genuinely intrigued by how octopuses think and live, I highly recommend "𝐌𝐲 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐬 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫" on Netflix. The documentary follows a diver who spends a year forging a relationship with an octopus in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa.
👉👉👉 Alternatively, if you're seeking support to develop your leadership style and build high-performance teams, please reach out to discuss potential tailored programs for your organization.