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December 20, 2017

Control Vs. Governance in Organization Design

Whether in subtle ways or blatant ways, one issue that is bound to come up in nearly every organization is that of control. People rarely admit they want to be the one in control, but in reality it’s an ongoing...
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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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November 29, 2017 Organization Design

Organization Design Trends: What is the Right Model for You?

Traditional organization design methods don’t always move fast enough to keep up with the pace of change with which businesses must cope.  More and more leaders are seeking innovative organization design approaches and solutions to address new and compelling marketplace...
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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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November 8, 2017 Finding Out what the Customer Really Wants

Finding Out What Really Matters to the Customer

Several years back, I did some strategic business planning work with a financial services client who was dealing with a sticky customer service issue. When this organization spoke with their customers about it, they expressed one thing as their primary...
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October 25, 2017 Agile Organization Design

How Do You Use Agile Principles in Organization Design?

An Agile Organization is one in which leaders have thoughtfully and intentionally embedded Agile principles into the ways the organization works.  Because the benefits of Agile can be so significant, organizations are exploring how to change traditional ways of working...
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October 4, 2017

Is Inaction Undermining Your Organization Transformation?

Throughout the process of organization transformation, leaders often reach points where they must decide when (or whether) to step in and take action, versus sitting back and allowing a situation to play itself out. There are times when the wisest...
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September 27, 2017 Change Management

Redefining Change Management

Traditionally, much of the activity involved in change management has revolved around the art of communication and persuasion. To effectively create change in an organization, it is imperative to anticipate the reactions of stakeholders to a proposed change, and effectively...
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September 6, 2017

How Healthy is Your Organization?

A healthy organization is efficient, resilient, and supports positive relationships both internally and with its external stakeholders, with all parts operating effectively toward a common goal. Organizational health is a measure of how well a company functions, as well as...
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