As we know, a change defined world is the opposite of the efficiency and repetition defined world we are leaving. That means everything else needs to change, especially organizing, to achieve our full potential. The opposite of organizing is not organizing. Too often Team of teams is caught up in the debate about what works better, decentralization versus centralization, or distributed management versus hierarchical management. Better distributed management is not the purpose or outcome of ToT, nor does it always makes sense to use. Global teams need strong leadership that cuts across multiple levels.
Only within the context of a shared purpose, vision and mission that is for the good of all, can teams be free to self-form and change to achieve the full potential for its team members, the organization and the world. What's different then? This only works when the Team's goals are aligned with Everyone a Changemaker vision for the good of all. It is not that ending hierarchy, silos and extending leadership to all is the goal but rather the outcome.
So to answer the question how to make ToT easier. Put Team and sharing common ultimate goal first.
The idea then is to apply the ToT mindset to everything we do. Our hiring process is a good place to start.
In applying ToT philosophy to hiring, design will be candidate and organization-centric, rather than team-centric. Since people will constantly change teams, this ensures smoother transitions. It will enable more clarity and structure to the process, and enhance a sense of higher purpose and importance to hiring.
Therefore, the proposal is that the first interview after recruiter/sourcer screening will be randomized and focused on Ashoka criteria fit.
Team fit, then teams/role fit, followed by leadership decision support.
Ashoka is an entrepreneurial culture. We are about ideas. About mindset framework change. Entrepreneurs should drive selection. For expert positions, EACH alignment is at the heart. To accomplish this, we will flip the first and second opinion interviews. The first 2nd opinion has final say. This puts us in the best position to ensure alignment to build this unique community defined by entrepreneurial work and values.
This will be a big change to explore together.