Is Your Organization A Game Of Thrones?
HR PEOPLE + STRATEGY
Deceit or honor? How does your organization play the game? This is among the fundamental questions being explored in the extraordinary series Game of Thrones. In the war for power over the Seven Kingdoms, the cast of characters leverage all the strategic tools available to them. They do their best to outthink, outmaneuver, and outplay their competitors. They look for and take advantage of vulnerabilities in their competition while seeking to expand their influence and power. And those who don’t play the game using moves and countermoves do so at their own peril.
While the stakes aren’t quite as high in the workplace, our leaders have similar choices to make regarding how they play the game. We can gain understanding of an organization’s playbook by analyzing its business conduct and ethics policies, mission statement, values, annual reports, talent choices, org structure and decision making. They offer us the insights to understand if they drive strategy through deceit, honor or pragmatism.
So, how does your organization play the game?