November 23, 2016 Platform Business Model

Governing Platform Business Models through Organization Design

AlignOrg Solutions recently hosted a free webinar helping companies explore platform business models.  What makes them so desirable? How are they different from traditional business models? Why are they getting so much attention?  Despite the appeal, one of the challenges...
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November 15, 2016 Organization Strategy

Do Best Practices Drive Organization Strategy?

Ever gone to a conference and heard stories from other great organizations about the innovative practices they are implementing?  Ever come away from those conferences thinking, “How can I help our organization become an industry leader in such-and-such a practice?” ...
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October 26, 2016 Organization Design

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 Best Practices

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

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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