Executives are concerned with the challenge of fostering innovation within their organizations. They say they want to empower employees but often end up creating systems that inhibit employee ingenuity. They say they want to create strong research and development functions but often end up creating research silos. They say they want to be adaptable and agile but often end up becoming slow and bureaucratic. So, how can we design organizations that enable both innovation and rapid scaling of … [Read more...]
Congratulations! You’ve just introduced your new strategic plan. You might be a new executive looking to make a mark in the organization, or maybe you’re a veteran looking to jumpstart lagging results – either way, strategic planning is often the first step in executing significant organizational change. But what if I told you that’s not your issue? Organizations rarely, if ever, fail during the strategic planning process. Where they fail is in the execution. Admittedly, organizations are … [Read more...]
There's been a lot of discussion centred on how organizations can engage a new generation of workers through developing and articulating a corporate 'Purpose'. Because of this, we thought it'd be a good idea to bring back an article Ron wrote in the People & Strategy journal which discusses how organizations can be designed to enable purpose.