Naqash, a full-time engineer at Next Jump’s UK office, reflects how his previous internship at Next Jump helped him grow professionally and personally.
What has happened to the world? Governments seem to be in chaos. Terrorism is rising. Even the largest of companies seem fragile and at risk of dying. News and information is plentiful but can you trust it with all the fake news? Next Jump is being called on by the Navy, Air Force, CIA, F1000 businesses, education, sports, medicine, nonprofits, startups…asking for help on their culture…how do we turn our organization into a “developmental culture,” in order to build “Adaptive Learning Teams.”
We are commonly asked similar questions around how to get started in building a developmental culture and, in sum, we have found that creating consistent programs and rituals are necessary to create behavioral change. To get started in building a developmental culture, here are three problems to consider attacking, along with our approach (and learnings) for solving for them here at Next Jump.
We are being called on more than ever since the book was published to share what it takes to be a DDO. From the CNO of the Navy, to the Head of the Air Force, to almost every F1000 organization, creating a developmental culture is at the heart of what they are trying to accomplish. In WORK 3.0, all HR software needs to upgrade. Next Jump has built the technology for our own use and is now sharing it with other companies to help them upgrade their systems (feedback, recognition, hiring, evals, etc.)
This year, we introduced an exciting new program called the Teaching Innovation Challenge into our Adopt-A-School program. The intent of the program is to support teachers and help enable them to bring their teaching to the next level. Teachers and co-teaching pairs developed new curriculum, tried experiments, and generally had a go at raising their own standards and adding innovations to their schools.
Just last week, Tom, Greg, Meghan and I were invited to attend part of the 3 day Leadership Training program for Jamie Dimon’s (CEO of JPMC) operating committee, the top 20 leaders running JPMC. The first half of the day, Meghan and I coached this team of leaders on the Moneyball of Leadership. Responses ranged from “This is so practical, I need this help immediately” to “How can I get more of this”.