Generation Flux Salon: What Is The Difference Between A Pivot, A Reorganization, And A Panic?

How do you know which changes are worth reacting to? Join Do Something CEO Nancy Lublin, Greylock data scientist DJ Patil, and strategist Kate Gardiner in conversation as the first installment of Fast Company's Generation Flux Branch salons kicks off.

Modern business is pure chaos. Share your strategies for navigating this fluid landscape—and learn from the most successful members of the league of innovators Fast Company editor-in-chief Robert Safian dubbed Generation Flux, game-changers who are highly flexible and know how to shift course swiftly and decisively without losing their sense of purpose and vision.

Box CEO Aaron Levie notes that in today's constantly mutating environment, "The three-month road map is about the best horizon you can think about coherently." So how do you decide which changes your company should react to? What's the difference between a pivot, a reorganization—and plain old panic?

Do Something CEO Nancy Lublin, Greylock data scientist DJ Patil, and strategist Kate Gardiner mull these questions in the first of Fast Company's Generation Flux salons. We want you to be part of this conversation, so request to join this Branch using the "Ask to join" button below and tell us why you want to take part. We'll also be inviting readers who are generating the most thought-provoking conversation around this topic on Twitter using the #GenFlux hashtag.

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  • NeuYear.net

    I think pivot is a turn toward opportunity and panic is a rush to recovery.  Reorganization involves both.

  • Mr. Ketter

    Pivots are for companies not controlled by investors. A Panic is a post investor pivot with lots of pepto bismol on hand. But you left out my favorite; the Patsy. That is when you pivot, panic and leave the CFO holding the bag.