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July 26, 2017 organization effectiveness

Overcoming the OE Talent Shortage

Over the past few decades, more and more organizations have established internal organization effectiveness (OE) groups and capabilities, with the idea that OE groups can help them restructure, manage change, and optimize business performance. Each OE group approaches the task...
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June 28, 2017 Organizational Alignment

The Hidden Costs of an Obsolete Structure

“As long as there is a global marketplace and exploding technological progress, the need for formalized and ongoing organization alignment efforts will continue.” Mastering the Cube, Chapter 8 Like the foundation of a house, the structure of your organization is the...
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May 17, 2017 Organization Culture

Is Your Corporate Culture Out of Alignment?

What do Starbucks, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Dropbox, and Twitter all have in common? Each has a distinct corporate culture that infuses everything it does, from marketing to hiring practices to strategic decision making. If you’re familiar with the system we...
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May 3, 2017 Organization Capabilities

Cracking the M&A Code: Aligning Organization Capabilities

Deals are happening all the time – many with lots of hype from investors, analysts and executives.  The right acquisition can combine break-through capabilities to deliver distinctive capabilities to the market.  However, too often the promises of the deal never...
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April 19, 2017 Business Model

How HR Can Enable Business Model Differentiation – Five Keys

Support functions like Human Resources are essential to the smooth execution of an organization’s strategy and business model, but too often they fail to deliver.  This is not because HR professionals and leaders are ill-intentioned.  Support functions have tremendous power...
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January 18, 2017 Matrix Organization

Evaluate and Diagnose Problems in Your Matrix Organization

Although matrix organizations are not new, they can remain puzzling even to the most seasoned executives. How can you recognize matrix driven issues when you, as an executive, are embroiled in the matrix itself? How can you evaluate the effectiveness...
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December 28, 2016 Matrix Structure

Do I Need a Matrix Structure?

Whether we like it or not, today’s marketplace is increasingly more complex.  As a result, many organizations have turned to a matrix structure to help mitigate the complexities. However, most organizations fail to fully utilize a matrix and instead it...
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November 23, 2016 Platform Business Model

Governing Platform Business Models through Organization Design

AlignOrg Solutions recently hosted a free webinar helping companies explore platform business models.  What makes them so desirable? How are they different from traditional business models? Why are they getting so much attention?  Despite the appeal, one of the challenges...
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