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May 21, 2019

Managing Creative Friction in Your Project Team

Diversity on a project team drives innovation. As different ideas, thought patterns, and beliefs play off each other, it can spur tremendous innovation—but sometimes this very energy and dynamism can be hard to control, or even result in unproductive conflict. Practicing these quick project team management tips can help your team stay in that productive middle ground, and set the stage for success.
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May 8, 2019

4 Principles of Resource Allocation in Large Companies

One of most contentious issues we run into in organizations takes place around resource allocation. No company has unlimited resources, and every part and function of a company can come up with good reasons why they need resources. These three principles of resource allocation can help leaders of large companies place resources in ways that most benefit their organizations.
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April 23, 2019

Successful Digitization Starts with Strategy

Going digital can be a powerful move for an organization, but it must be done strategically. While digitization is changing the way we do business, good strategy doesn’t necessarily change just because the world is becoming digital. On the other...
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April 17, 2019

3 Principles for Effective Organization Resourcing

A company’s needs evolve as it grows. Each step from small to big, from entrepreneurial to bureaucratic, from simple to complex, changes and adds to the work that must be done to keep the organization operating and thriving—and sooner or...
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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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March 13, 2019

“I Have My Company Vision, Now What?”

As an organization design consultant, people often ask, “So what, exactly do you do?” I reply by explaining organization design and strategic integration.  Once I’ve done that, if the person is a business leader they almost inevitably ask, “So Ken,...
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February 27, 2019

Organization Design Is More Than Structure

Recently I was on site with a client running a three and a half day training session on organization design. Central to this training was our Rubik’s Cube model of organization design, including the concept of how organization design is...
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