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March 7, 2018 Transformation COE

Trends and Best Practices for Your Transformation COEs

Any organization, regardless of its size, type, or industry, must constantly undertake change and transformation. With the need for change comes the need for effective organization design and change transformation management to support these initiatives and ensure that they meet...
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February 28, 2018 Commercial Organization

Take the Design of Your Commercial Organization to the Next Level

The design of commercial organizations inside of companies brings unique organization alignment challenges for executives and practitioners alike.  Because most sales and marketing functions touch the end-customer in very real and tangible ways, the design of these functions must create...
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February 20, 2018 Breakthrough Thinking

Facilitating Breakthrough Thinking

Over time, every industry develops its own set of truisms. In organization design circles, two that come to mind are: “Organizations are a reflection of the collective logic of the organization’s leadership,” and “Organizations are perfectly designed to get the...
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January 31, 2018 Organization Transformation

Key Considerations for Your Organization Transformation COE

A Center of Expertise (COE) is set up to deliver specialized services or capabilities for a business. A properly set up internal COE for implementing organization change can help an organization handle change more smoothly, efficiently, and cost effectively. The...
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January 24, 2018 business model implementation

Executing Business Model Change Effectively

In business model implementation, no real change can take place until and unless people begin to act or behave differently—and there is a big difference between thinking about this being done and actually having it happen. While this may seem...
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December 13, 2017 Transformation Mindset

Cultivating a Successful Transformation Mindset

In many ways, implementing organization change is a matter of mindset. The role of leadership in change management involves to a large extent ensuring that people at all levels of the organization adopt the proper mindset for success. There is...
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December 6, 2017 Organization Design Trends

Organization Design Trends for Practitioners in 2018

Last November 9-10, I had the privilege of attending (and presenting at) the 13th Annual Organization Design Conference in New York City. This conference is designed for executives and practitioners from any discipline responsible for large-scale transformation efforts, and it...
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November 21, 2017 Organizational Design

Organizational Design for the Real World

Precision in language and clarity of thought go hand in hand. A few months back I was speaking with a leader about some work we were planning for his organization, and he said, “what I really see when we’re done...
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