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The Co-Disruptor Manifesto

The Co-Disruptor Manifesto

The intent of this manifesto is to help launch a ‘co-disruption movement’ so that established organizations can better fend off their respective Uber or Airbnb!

In the article Change Management Has Changed: BOARDS MUST TOO, I explained that established organizations (as opposed to start-ups) desperately need leaders who take a highly collaborative approach to disruption from within. I call these special talents the co-disruptors.

The problem is that effective co-disruptors are few and far between. To make matters worst, the good ones tend to be underleveraged. For example, they are assigned to roles in which they cannot fully work their magic.

As a result, established organizations are too slow to tackle the transformation imperatives of our digital era. They are struggling with the new nature of change which is fast-pace, constant and disruptive.

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Board education session about the new nature of change

ORCHANGO’s co-founder Edmond Mellina talks about our education session for Boards of Directors. It is based on the article “Change Management Has Changed: BOARDS MUST TOO” that Edmond wrote for the Director Journal of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).…

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Change management has changed: BOARDS MUST TOO

Change Management Has Changed: BOARDS MUST TOO

Article written for the Director Journal, the official print publication of the Institute of Corporate Directors. ICD is the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for Canada’s directors and boards. With contributions from corporate directors Kathy Milsom (Greater Toronto Airports Authority), Alan Hutton (Aequitas NEO Exchange), Paul Cantor (QuadReal Properties), Poonam Puri (Arizona Mining) and Merete Heggelund (Standards Council of Canada, Allied Oil and Gas).

Edmond Mellina argues that the board must ensure that management hires “co-disruptive” leaders and also serve as a bridge between the new class of innovators and the organization’s legacy parts.

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