Breaking Down Boundaries

Organization charts are the fearful, controlling response to perceived chaos, the mental image of a gaggle of people who are picking and choosing what they want to do. A firm structure gives a feeling of comfort and security, as opposed to structures that are process-based and more likely to change over time. Unfortunately, rigid boundaries […]
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Best Resource for Innovation and Collaboration

Eighty-six percent of CEOs believe innovation is critical to helping their organizations succeed. You can’t pick up a business magazine today and not find several articles about the need for innovation and becoming more collaborative at all levels of the organization. So how do we, as leaders, help our organizations become better at working together? […]
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Four Steps to Optimizing HR

When we sit down with HR departments to design their organization, we ask them to imagine that they are an independent company and ask why clients should give them their business. The purpose of this exercise is to frame the work of HR in terms of creating optimal value. All too often, internal functions get […]
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