February 15, 2017 Organizational Change

Sharpening Your Focus to Three

How often do organizations implement changes developed during strategic planning sessions? While reports vary on the subject, the working reality is that many organizations feel completely overwhelmed with the amount of work they must do to achieve true transformation. How...
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February 1, 2017 Organization Design

Benefits of Doing Organization Design in an Agile Way

Agile methodologies have been used since the early 2000s, and most people are familiar with its use in rapid, iterative software development. However, are there other applications for Agile methods and principles? Can we apply Agile principles more generally even...
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January 25, 2017 Differentiation

Overcoming the Challenge of Making Trade-offs

Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit onto our...
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January 18, 2017 Matrix Organization

Evaluate and Diagnose Problems in Your Matrix Organization

Although matrix organizations are not new, they can remain puzzling even to the most seasoned executives. How can you recognize matrix driven issues when you, as an executive, are embroiled in the matrix itself? How can you evaluate the effectiveness...
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January 4, 2017 Organization Transformation

Don’t Sprint an Organization Transformation Marathon

With the beginning of a new year, many executives are looking to improve their businesses, their market presence, and their competitive advantage over the course of the new year. This may include changes to strategy, enhancements to organization capabilities, streamlined...
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December 28, 2016 Matrix Structure

Do I Need a Matrix Structure?

Whether we like it or not, today’s marketplace is increasingly more complex.  As a result, many organizations have turned to a matrix structure to help mitigate the complexities. However, most organizations fail to fully utilize a matrix and instead it...
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