Culture and Disruption


It’s a bit of a coincidence that Ford is in the news this week. Not so long ago, Ford’s new/old management talked about the need to revive and revise its culture. I quoted William Clay Ford in a short video I did introducing the 7 elements of culture which you can view and listen to. One of the 7 forces in business I wrote about in my just-published book is the risk of disruption. Ford lost more than a week of production of highly profitable vehicles this month as a result of a fire at a supplier. I’ve suffered through similar catastrophes from fires, earthquakes, and rubber shortages. Pay attention to the 7 forces and align them for the benefit of your company just as you pay attention to the 7 elements of culture and align them.