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April 19, 2017

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... Read Post

March 29, 2017

How to Maximize Shared Service Effectiveness and Efficiency

Many businesses look to shared services to optimize their performance and help them meet the bottom line. When properly designed and implemented, shared services can increase efficiency, cut costs, maximize synergies, improve performance, and/or enhance your services and capabilities. With... Read Post

March 15, 2017

Strategy Implementation Your Customers Can Feel

How do you deliver an unforgettable experience to your customers that will differentiate you from your competitors? The answer is fairly simple: Understand what customers see as “critical moments” with your product/services. Make sure your customers can feel your strategy... Read Post

March 8, 2017

The Two Faces of Achieving Organization Alignment

It is hard to overstate the benefits of organization alignment. Aligned organizations better implement and realize their strategies, can do more with fewer resources, are faster, and generally perform better in the marketplace. However, it is important to realize that... Read Post

January 25, 2017

Overcoming the Challenge of Making Trade-offs

Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit onto our... Read Post

December 7, 2016

Organization Design Demands High-Stakes Conversations

True organization transformation requires more than mere structural change. It demands that the organization does things differently and that executives, leaders, and ultimately every employee understands the organization’s intentions and strategic “difference.” This calibration of actions and thinking to drive... Read Post

November 15, 2016

Do Best Practices Drive Organization Strategy?

Ever gone to a conference and heard stories from other great organizations about the innovative practices they are implementing?  Ever come away from those conferences thinking, “How can I help our organization become an industry leader in such-and-such a practice?” ... Read Post