October 26, 2016

Are You Truly Co-Creating Your Organization Design?

Leveraging your executive team to co-create or co-design your organization is an organization design best practice. It creates buy-in from the organization, facilitates change management efforts, helps eliminate blind spots in the design, and ultimately creates a more competitive organization....
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October 5, 2016

Strategic Organizational Best Practices–Friend or Foe?

Best practices can be a powerful tool to help organizations improve their marketplace performance, differentiate their business, and help functions become more effective and efficient. However, best practices can also cause the opposite. Essentially, the constant quest for industry best...
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September 21, 2016

Organization Transformation Overkill? Let’s Define What We Mean

Ever been a part of an organizational transformation effort that just seemed like a long walk uphill in the rain?  Too many organizations are undertaking more and more organization transformation efforts that are supposed to significantly change the organization’s ability...
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September 14, 2016

Managing a Full Work Plate…and a Transformation

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that we regularly see in organization transformations includes thinking that we need to speed through an organization design to get back to the “real” work of the organization. Although the benefits of true organization...
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September 7, 2016

We Don’t Have a Strategy! (Fact or Myth)

When members of an organization – executives and staffers alike – feel like their organization lacks direction and focus, the refrain, “We don’t have a strategy” is heard echoing the halls. However, we have found that the causes of such...
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