November 13, 2018 Effective Strategic Planning

3 Keys to Effective Strategic Planning

It’s mid November: the home stretch of the year. In addition to all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this is when many companies buckle down to do their strategic planning for the year ahead. Effective strategic planning doesn’t...
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November 6, 2018 Choosing Change Agents

Choosing Change Agents: It’s Not All About Position

One of the keys to success in an organization transformation is having the right people involved. Before any of the work can be done around planning and implementing change, it’s important to gain clarity on the roles involved and who...
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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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October 9, 2018 Information & Metrics

The Most Neglected Aspect of Organization Design

When we are involved in major transformations, one of the first discussions leaders are eager to get into is the structure discussion . . . the new organization chart.  Leaders also give enthusiastic consideration to the major business processes of...
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September 26, 2018 Strategy Deployment

Want Execution? Then Facilitate Strategy Deployment

Good strategy is essential for any organization. So is taking action on that strategy, but successful implementation of strategy must be managed appropriately. One of the dynamics we often observe in organizations is that strategy is not always well cascaded...
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September 18, 2018

How to Build Your Team for Good Decision Making

In theory, if you put a diverse group of people together, they will think diverse thoughts. They will be creative, they will be additive to one another, and they will ultimately come up with a better solution, because the sum...
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September 11, 2018

Organization Design for the Gig Economy

Finding good people has always been a challenge for many organizations. Now, in an economy that has been described as a “war for top talent,” the search for competent workers has taken on an even more urgent tone. Yet, many...
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