Can You Find Your Inner Hedgehog?
The central issue for organisational success is ‘never strategy, structure, culture or systems’ but rather about Can you find your inner hedgehog?
The three circles of the Hedgehog Concept is a management tool to help people and organisations morph from ‘good’ to ‘great’. So what is your organisation really good at and could be even better at?
The Hedgehog Concept is all about identifying and understanding what an organisation is really good at – and to keep doing it.
This theory stems from the story of the hedgehog and the fox. Each day, the fox would try different ways of stealing up on and catching the hedgehog. But the hedgehog did the only thing he knew how to do – curl up in a prickly ball. While the fox tried every different ruse to get past this, the hedgehog focused on just that one defensive response – the thing that he did best.
The ‘three circles’ are:
- What you are deeply passionate about
- What you can be the best in the world at
- What drives your economic engine
The Hedgehog concept can be used as a tool to change the behaviour of people and organisations and also for personal development.