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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January 17, 2018 Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Implications for Process Design

Digital technologies—not just hardware, but data, artificial intelligence, networks, social platforms, and other digital applications—are rapidly and profoundly changing the way we do business.  More and more companies of all sizes and in all industries are engaging in digital transformation...
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January 3, 2018 Business Model Transformation

Building Value through Business Model Transformation

Business model transformation can deliver a tremendous amount of value for an organization, competitively speaking. Recently, a potential client who was trying to change how her sales force is set up asked me, “what are some of the best business...
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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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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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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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