Fast Start conversation: When is a team not a team? When they are professional collection that ignore broader company issues for myopic turf …
People, process, and technology … divided by behavior
People, process, and technology is not a law, it is a rule of thumb; we could quibble that people should not need it’s own category, as both process and technology rely on people. However, it is clear in most change that people draw the short straw in design.
I propose we include behavior into functional design.
Getting it done versus getting it accomplished
Some people, and some organizations, can confuse very elemental operational concepts. The confusion is tough to trace to a culture issue …
Communication, change, and your mission — if you choose to accept it
Change is fun for some: the energy of the unknown, the passion instilled in people looking forward to a new adventure. …
The value of information and the link to development
Information is not competitive advantage, knowledge is competitive advantage. Until you socialize your information amongst others you never discover if the value of your information is actual knowledge. …
How do you measure innovation: tax revenue
When we talk innovation, innovation is usually connected to a firm or a region. Interest with innovation at the regional level …
Change management stormtroopers and system theory
Frameworks and theories that rely on past events ignore all opportunity for organizations to interact in an interdependent co-generative way: systems theory.
Systems theory and systems thinking relies on interface, feedback, organizational goals, input, throughput, output, differentiation, and integration.
Viral marketing and Twitter gone right – the comment & the blog
On my last blog I received a comment I thought deserved a longer response than should be posted within the comment …
The VC’s missing formula: human capital discounted cash flow
Accounting assigns of assets and liabilities and financial management’s current or pro forma valuation both rely on art and interpretation more …
Twitter is a waste of time
Twitter has changed the way people communicate. The marketing world, as it was known, has been carpet bombed. The rules have …
George Washington slept here
Statues are built for leaders, or leaders are built for statues. One way or the other statues are built for pioneers, …
The devil in the details — the strategic plan
I find people have a tendency to become too involved too quickly with tactics. Tactics include what to buy, what to build, what to move. Strategy is why build, why buy, why move.
Much of your organization is involved in the detail of execution, it is illogical they are not strategically aligned. When your team discovers tactics they deliver align to organization goals there is clear purpose in what they do.
Purpose provides motivation.
The meat of the strategic planning process is the goals-objectives-actions value chain. People may have other definitions for goals, objectives, and actions, and bristle at the rigidity of the definitions, however, a single use for each term will remove interpretation and confusion.
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