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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 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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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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July 12, 2017 organization diagnosis

When Knowing the “Root Cause” is Not Enough

In our organization diagnostic work we often compare finding the root cause of an organization issue to finding the root cause of an illness. This medical metaphor has recently become even more useful because the medical industry in North America...
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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 10, 2017 Change Transformation

How Proper Diagnosis Leads to Change Transformation Success

The times of “stasis” in organization life are nearly gone, and the notion of being “Always on” transformation has gained more traction than ever (BCG). New frameworks, improvement approaches, and ways of working (such as Agile and digital transformation) are...
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