organizational effectiveness

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Post date: June 18, 2020
Many organizations have plans going well into the future with strategic goals spanning five to 15 years. Corporate strategy is a pattern of decisions and plans which are directed at interacting with the external and internal environment and effectively and efficiently allocating capabilities to...
Post date: June 19, 2017
If you're fighting fires at work and never seem to have time to do the important things, if you're working on projects that don't seem to advance at a good pace, if you're working hard and yet your company doesn’t get to the next level, then you might be experiencing misalignment. Confusion and...
Post date: June 2, 2016
Explore how companies are thinking differently and looking for cost-effective ways to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity You don’t have to be a company executive to know that healthcare costs represent a significant portion a company’s spending. A 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation study found...
Post date: January 19, 2017
When it comes to providing top of the line service for employees, HR leaders understand all too well the complexities involved. From developing key employment strategies and initiatives to managing benefit plans and technology investments, today’s HR executives are responsible for ensuring that all...
Post date: May 10, 2016
A business-focused approach to employee surveys is grounded in best practices from opinion survey research and has been field-tested in organizations large and small. Below we will outline the key steps in this process, and share a case study example to better illustrate the process and reveal the...
Post date: July 21, 2016
The author reflects on new research reports on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the workplace. His prediction: AI will make internal politics nastier within management ranks. Research by The Brookfield Institute Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days. Not surprisingly, news...
Post date: August 16, 2016
Lack of candor characterizes what leaders struggle with most. We define candor in a way that captures its Latin origins and reflects its cognate, candle. The essence of candor is to shine or glow and produce light and heat. Leaders need to illuminate conditions in a crisis with meaningful...
Post date: October 4, 2016
A “force multiplier” sounds magical and even other-worldly, but its roots are actually quite mundane. A “force multiplier” is a factor that can increase (thereby multiply) the effectiveness of a group or team and it is most often described in a military context. Significant battlefield examples are...
Post date: July 13, 2016
Whether you want to rid New York City of ghosts or a profession of one of its nagging stereotypes, you have to be disruptive. Proton-pack energy streams worked well for Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd to clear New York’s infestation in Ghostbusters, but demystifying a profession can be a bit more...
Post date: May 2, 2017
A century ago, the nature of industrial work necessitated a top-down structure that persisted for generations, but the days of corporate hierarchy are numbered. It used to be that jobs were mechanical. People took whatever job was available, often without any previous training let alone specialized...