Support functions like Human Resources are essential to the smooth execution of an organization’s strategy and business model, but too often they fail to deliver. This is not because HR professionals and leaders are ill-intentioned. Support functions have tremendous power to enable strategy, but unfortunately they can disable it too.
In a world of fast-paced market changes, increasing automation, and rising digital transformation, it feels like small start-ups have increasing power to disrupt markets and perhaps even compete with much bigger companies because of their focus, nimbleness, and lack of legacy systems and capabilities. But, is that really true? Has
Effective strategy implementation is imperative for long-term success. Think of your company as a river. Executives stand at the mouth of the river, and there the water rushes with great strength and purpose, but as the river rolls cross-country the force and power dissipates – branches and tributaries form. Even