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Organization 21C: Someday All Organizations Will Lead This Way by Subir Chowdhury

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Implementing Global Mindset

Global mindset is not just part of a vision statement; it is the way a company makes strategic decisions and goes about implementing them. It starts at the top. The first step is top management articulating and reinforcing it, in clear and consistent language, across all levels and units. During his tenure as ABB's first CEO, Percy Barnevik spent over 200 days per year visiting the operating companies around the world, personally presenting his vision of a global enterprise to thousands of managers and employees worldwide. Even today, further down the organization, “Barnevik's slides” serve as a common source of reference. For Barnevik, communicating the business vision, organizational values, and management philosophy ...

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