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, can strengthen and enhance a company’s strategic planning and execution.
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 a customer need that hasn’t yet been met fully or
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 (the others being Structure and Governance, Information and Metrics, People
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 boundaries. They are often necessary because the formal structure of
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 thought about the Information & Metrics side of the organization