When we talk about work, what we subconsciously think of is to do our best to improve our work level and experience, which is certainly true.
However, have you ever thought about how much the surrounding environment will affect your work output?
For example: the ability of business wizard Lu Qi can not be said to be weak, but a period of resume in Baidu also ended in failure
Many traditional enterprises have not developed as well as before after airborne executives to do new Internet businesses. why is that?
There is a classic theory in investment science: called Portfolio Theory.
According to this theory, under the condition of constant risk, the combination of multiple types of assets can maximize the return of the Latest Mailing Database combination. Therefore, it should be just right for traditional companies to choose new Internet businesses to supplement them. However, it should be noted that there is an important premise of this theory: the risk remains unchanged.
How to keep the risk unchanged (or the highest return per unit risk, namely the Sharpe ratio), a traditional company that has already entered a period of rapid growth can run faster with the blessing of the Internet. The risk is only the principal invested, and it can be expected that this is the highest risk-return rate; a company that was going to go bankrupt hopes to use the Internet to make a last-ditch effort, this is also the highest rate of return per unit of risk (the worst result is still bankruptcy, without adding additional risk).
However, if your cash flow business is OK, the company has no Internet thinking and precipitation in this area, and has not made up its mind to do the Internet, but just do it with the mentality of giving it a try, then the high probability is that the risk is greater than the risk. profit.
It's like you have entered a new field, which is very hot and very good, but you are not good at doing things. You keep investing in it, but you can only achieve a moderate level. The final winner in this field will definitely miss you (the Matthew effect, 20% of the top players will enjoy 80% of the results).
This can also explain why many traditional companies fail to transform into the Internet, in fact, because the founders have insufficient awareness of this matter, thinking that recruiting a few more Internet talents is enough. However, if you only recruit Internet talents, you still do things according to traditional work habits (for example: top-down imperative), or communicate according to the original company culture (for example: colleagues with a sense of distance, department relations, The structure is not flat), these people will also be lost.
Repeating one's previous practice in a completely new field is likely to end in failure.
In fact, the transformation process of those companies that have successfully transformed is often very painful. The most important point here is that the boss has enough awareness and determination - thoroughly from the aspects of culture, organizational structure, communication methods, etc. Change your original model and move closer to new business.
Of course, I don't give this example to illustrate what kind of company is suitable for what kind of business, but just to illustrate a truth: in addition to the individual's ability to work, how important is the impact of the environment on people.
No matter how capable Lu Qi is, he cannot ride the wind and waves in an environment that is not suitable for him; many employees who have left big factories and enter small companies find that their status is not as high as that of the colleague who dropped out of school to work; a giant in a field enters a new field, If you don't adapt to the environment, you can only end up miserably in the end. That's what it's saying.
So, since the environment has such a great impact on individuals and companies, how can we make good use of the environment around us, so that we can multiply our own utility?
I think there are three points worth learning together: the way of division of labor and cooperation, the principles of effective communication, and the application of behavioral psychology.
1. The way of division of labor and cooperation: consistent goals + information equivalence
The term division of labor and cooperation must be familiar to everyone.
No matter how strong a person is, the things he can do are always limited. If multiple people with strong abilities gather together, if there is no division of labor and cooperation, they will only exert N independent powers. Only when everyone divides labor and cooperates with their respective professional degrees and exerts the synergistic effect, can the effect of 1+1 greater than 2 be achieved.