Organisational Improvement – 4 operating modes

Improving organisational capability is critical to raise productivity. Organisational improvement occurs in different ways. The language of disruption is common but true disruption creates new markets and industries.  Most firms don’t do that.  They adapt and change but they do so on a smaller scale.  Four Operating Modes for Organisational Improvement I find that organisations…

Read More

Strategic Doing: Faster Strategy, More Doing

Strategic Doing is a powerful way to achieve meaningful change and address complex problems.  Complex, or sticky problems have no clear solution. They can absorb a huge quantity of resources – and often little obvious progress is made unravelling the issues or developing a viable way forward. They need a fresh approach to address these…

Read More

Collaboration drives strategic success

Some ideas bear repeating to get the message across.  Collaboration is one of them.  If we reflect on research, our own observations and the experience of successful people and organisations it is clear that collaboration is key to success.  Patrick Lencioni said “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is…

Read More

The Power of Cross-Functional Collaboration for Strategic Success

We cannot underestimate the power of collaboration and cross-functional alignment when implementing strategy. Nobody succeeds alone.  The world has become far too interrelated and complex for individuals to succeed without collaborative skills.  The ability of different departments and teams to collaborate and align their efforts towards a common goal is key to strategic success.  Never…

Read More

The crucial role of communication for strategic success

Directors have spent 12 months developing their new corporate strategy but somehow it doesn’t seem to be having any impact. The strategy has even been internally published. However, little change is taking place. So, why do so many strategic plans end up collecting dust in desk drawers or in deleted email folders? Whilst devising a…

Read More