A sense of urgency vs a sense of crisis?

Do you work in a culture with a sense of urgency or a sense of crisis? What is the difference? Jim Collins, author of

    Good to Great

, briefly describes the negative impact of working with a sense of crisis. In a sense of crisis, organizations run from one solution to the next wildly grasping at “silver bullets” to “save” the organization. A sense of crisis focuses upon avoiding impending doom. Over time this creates cynicism rather than purpose of action. A sense of urgency emphasizes the need to get things done to be the best.

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One response to “A sense of urgency vs a sense of crisis?

  1. I’ve preached to folks for the longest time: There are no administrative emergencies! There are very real emergencies affecting life and welfare. And then there are chronic failures in planning that lead to a feeling of urgency. The two are quite different. Thanks for the reminder Victor!

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