In organizations, people are often aware of how their business is structured and where they are operating. They know where their resources are located and how they are interacting with leadership, managers, suppliers, or customers.
The challenge for leaders is learning to see the space and then figuring out how to use it for effect. Opportunity and potential to increase levels of collaboration and develop new markets exists in these spaces.
What is happening in the space around the parts of your organization? Are you creating spaces for people to do their jobs effectively and to develop new customers? How exactly are you and your employees interacting with each other and customers?
Many organizations focus only on what they can see. To be truly adaptive and to stay ahead of changing market conditions, you need to be aware of what you can't see.