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April 3, 2019

The Role of Strategy in Organization Design Decision Making

As organization design consultants, one of our primary functions is to lead clients through the many choices involved in the organization design decision making process. For example, a key question that might be considered by an organization includes “will we...
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January 23, 2019

Preparing for Contingencies in Change Management

There are many interesting parallels between leadership in the military and corporate America. While not everything that works for the military is suited to corporate change management, there are certain military ideas and practices that, when adapted to corporate use,...
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January 15, 2019 Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation for Relevance and Differentiation

Business model innovation is an essential element of success for today’s organizations. To stay competitive in a rapidly changing market, organizations must continually reinvent themselves. At its core, good business model redesign is about finding a novel way to solve...
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January 2, 2019

Implied Work in Organization Transformation

If you are familiar with the  Cube model of organization design, you know that Work Processes  is one of six elements of an organization that must all align with strategy if the organization is to attain its strategic goals successfully...
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October 30, 2018 Linkages

Fine-tune the Linkages in Your Organization Structure

Formal organization structure gets a lot of attention from leaders and organizations, but an often under emphasized aspect of structure is linkages.  Linkages are the informal mechanisms or structures that facilitate decision making, resource sharing, and work coordination across organizational...
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October 16, 2018 Information & Metrics

Information – The Lifeblood of Organizations

Recently, I was with an organization that was doing some benchmarking, and we visited the sites of several companies with strong capabilities in supply chain systems and analytics. As I observed the analytical capabilities and listened to the discussions, I...
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