Strategy – The Key to Restructuring

Strategy – The Key to Restructuring

Business leaders commonly react to economic uncertainty by restructuring. While most managers agree that structure should follow strategy, few have a process for moving from strategy to restructuring.   With or without a strategic framework, restructuring goes on.  The result of not basing restructuring decisions on a clear business strategy has been that less than […]
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Excuses Instead of Deliverables are OK, Right?

Excuses Instead of Deliverables are OK, Right?

What is the value of an excuse?  Sometimes it can deflect blame or punishment, but that’s about it.  To what extent are our scarce resources of time, talent, and management attention devoted to the creation and processing of this limited value called an excuse?  Sorry to say, I have no quantitative answer, but qualitatively?  Way […]
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A General Electric Story

A General Electric Story

This case study is taken from The Future is Fluid Form.  To find out more : The Future Is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations … followed by the Amazon Link Jack Welch, General Electric’s CEO, made a name for himself by selling off any GE business unable to be either 1st or 2nd […]
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Haven’t We Always Had Teams?

Haven’t We Always Had Teams?

Credit goes to the Tavistock Institute in the United Kingdom for instituting the idea of team studies, just after World War II.  The research at the “Tavvy”—as insiders called it–wrote about the remarkable accomplishments of a British coal mine that used the idea of employee team governance. After the war, resources – particularly capital – […]
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