Status quo talent strategies no longer work for high performing organizations. Old models no longer work. It does not anymore meet the needs of the global workforce. HR Strategies are out of step with the way work is conducted. Jobs that are structured around a 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday workweek is […]
About Joseph RobinsonJoseph Robinson is the Vice President of Strategy at Flevy. Flevy is a marketplace for business documents--specifically, documents used by folks who work in a business function (e.g. Marketing, Corporate Finance, IT, etc.). These documents can range from Excel Financial Models to customizable PowerPoint Templates to "How-To" Business Frameworks, covering management topics from Digital Transformation to Growth Strategy to Lean Management. You can peruse a full list of management topics available on Flevy here. Prior to Flevy, Joseph worked as an Associate at BCG and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. You can connect with Joseph on LinkedIn here.
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When Demand for Added Value from Strategic Functional Organizations Becomes the Priority, Where Are We?
Functional organizations are facing dramatic changes. Businesses are becoming more focused around capabilities and demand leaders of functions to play a more strategic role. With a less stable environment and more intense competition, a premium is put on agility and flexibility with an increased emphasis on performance results. In effect, functions are pressured to boost […]
In the increasingly competitive business scenario, the end-to-end customer experience and delight has become a new area, which no one can afford to neglect. It is of paramount importance to deliver superior services with differentiated experience while aligning with the ever-changing customer preferences and needs. Likewise, technology has changed the way organizations manage relationships with […]
In today’s exponentially disrupted business environment, incremental improvement is not enough. It is not enough to win today. We have to be able to continue to evolve today and in the future. In the world of unprecedented disruption and market turbulence, Business Transformation today revolves around the need to generate new value. We need to […]
Effective Succession Planning in Family Business has been redefined in the 21st century. The Family Business sector continues to be vibrant, successful, and ambitious. This, despite tough economic conditions and accelerating pace of change. Family firms are vital to all economies. It offers stability, a commitment for the long term, and a responsibility to their […]
In an era of digital business and rapid technology change, virtually no company can ignore the imperative to innovate. Failing to do so is an invitation to lose business. To learn how companies are responding to this mandate, PwC conducted a major global study in 44 countries. The goal was to understand how leaders view […]
Formulating a Capabilities-Driven Strategy (CDR) is easy, but the execution is difficult, especially in turbulent times. This is not the time to find a cave and hibernate until the economic storm passes. It is unlikely that the storm will pass anytime soon. Capabilities-Driven Strategy is the only way to remain equipped for perpetually stormy weather. Companies […]
When the Going Gets Rough, Unlearn to Learn the 5 Leadership Practices of Capabilities-Driven Strategy (CDR)
Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. The more we play golf, the more we realize that there is a negative correlation between how hard we swung and how far we hit the ball. […]
A company’s cultural situation is challenging, multidimensional, and difficult to deal with. It constitutes a powerful set of emotional resources. To a degree, culture can be compared to natural forces such as winds and tides. These elements are there in the background, sometimes unnoticed, sometimes obvious. Endowed with immense power, they can waylay plans and […]
Industries today are in a state of flux driven by volatile market forces. Although every company devises a strategy for creating long-term differentiation for goods and services, still various dynamics are emerging. Across industries, market changes are affecting how Finance needs to operate. Finance must anticipate the implication of these various dynamics and forces evolving […]
Leadership is the relationship between people who aspire to lead and those who choose whether or not to follow. Leadership hinges on the leader’s credibility which is difficult to build and easy to lose. CEOs of BP, Wells Fargo and Volkswagen have learned that tough lesson through high-profile scandals that can swiftly damage their reputations. […]
Goal Setting used to be done in a conventional way. Managers hold one-on-one meetings with their subordinates to set goals. Performances are reviewed against objectives and these are linked to promotion and bonus decisions. The same managers aspire their goals to be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. But this conventional wisdom of […]
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