Learn about exponential organizations and how to prepare students to the future of work 

They have come to change the way business are designed and managed. They use technology and lean, automated structures to solve real problems. Even better, they solve problems ten times more efficiently than a traditional company. These characteristics define exponential organizations, whose trademark, as the name suggests, is their speed of growth.

In order to make them a reality, it is necessary to have people willing to change the business mindset. Learn about what exponential organizations are and how teachers can prepare their students to think and act from this perspective.

What are exponential organizations?

Exponential organizations are those with scalable businesses that can deliver up to ten times more impact than a traditional business, without being necessary a high investment or big team.

To achieve this amazing result, ExOs (Exponential Organizations) use technology to accelerate, automatize and facilitate internal processes. They also seek constant innovation and have a culture of embracing mistakes and the lessons that come with failures. This type of organization has lean, highly skilled teams that have the autonomy to solve problems and change processes.

Another feature of exponential organizations is their need to completely change the way things are done. This means that they seek to cause disruption starting from a product, process or even a business model. Therefore, they have a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP), an explicit and easily understandable statement about which are the company proposes.

How can exponential organizations change  business reality?

The ability of exponential organizations to change is in how they face the business world. They differ from traditional companies, which use a linear logic,  highly hierarchical structures, established and unchanging processes, big teams and reluctance to take risky attitudes.

With that mindset, it is expected to do more of the same, in a work structure where the rules are clear and followed by everyone and the results are predictable and do not involve risks. This system result in big companies with bureaucratic process and great troubles to readily help the needs of the world. Exponential organizations, on the other hand, are investing precisely in uncertain but highly promising environment of innovation.

Three tips for including ExOs mindset in school

Introducing important topics to exponential organizations can be a simple attitude that can be applied in all areas of education. Learn how:

1- Encourage experimentation: work on project-based learning tools so the students can understand the relevance of applied knowledge in solving real questions. Organize exhibits so that classes can share their creations and learnings from this journey.

2- Strengthen student autonomy: adopt hybrid tools to show the importance of student interest in their own learning process. That way, he sees himself as an important actor of change, something that will be valued later.

3- Encourage inquiring students: the ones who do things the same way, without questioning processes, loses opportunities. Therefore, adopt strategies to stimulate increasingly inquisitive classes, indicating possible ways to refute or prove the effectiveness of what is being discussed.

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