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About Joseph Robinson

Joseph 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 Mark on LinkedIn here.

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Taking the Position of Advantage in the Internet of Things (IoT) – Its Opportunities and Challenges

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), competition has become a different ball game. IoT will soon become a differentiating factor in competition.  In fact, IoT is one of the driving emerging technologies behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Senior Leaders and Board Members are now required to take a systems approach. This system […]

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The 9 Principles of Organizational Design: When Re-designing Becomes a Strategic Priority

Recent McKinsey research results showed that many companies today are in a nearly permanent state of organizational influx.  Within the past 2 years, almost 60% of the companies interviewed experienced a redesign while an additional 25% 3 or more years ago. This Organizational Design flurry is due to the accelerating pace of strategic change driven […]

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Learning to Unlock the Complexities of a Matrix Organization

The Matrix Organizational structure has a great influence on Project Management. The Matrix has evolved to fill the need of an organization to deal with great project size and complexity. This has increased organizational complexity. However, it has also greatly added to the versatility and effectiveness of Project Management. The Matrix has permitted Project Management […]

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Unravelling the Balance of Power in a Matrix Organization

At the heart of the operation of the Matrix Organization is the “Balance of Power” between the Project Manager and Functional Management. Yet, even if there is Balance of Power, the question as to who is the real boss remains to be asked. Theoretically, it should be possible to divide the authority and responsibility equally […]

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Getting Ready for the 21st Century Resource Revolution: Are We Ready?

Resource Utilization and Productivity is the 21st century Business Strategic Model. Resource Revolution represents the biggest business opportunity in the century. However, to be successful, this calls for application of new approaches by Management. Companies that stick to the old “2% solution” will soon be obsolete. The “2% solution” is an old adage where performance […]

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Harnessing Digital Transformation: The People Ecosystem

We are living in a Digital Age. A robust Digital Transformation Strategy is today’s organization’s corporate armaments in remaining competitive. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation have one thing in common that distinguish them from the rest: their mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations Ecosystem Technology Ecosystem People Ecosystem […]

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Capturing Digital Transformation: Path to Digital Leadership

We are living in a Digital Age. A robust Digital Transformation Strategy is today’s organization’s corporate armaments in remaining competitive. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation have one thing in common that distinguish them from the rest: their mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. The 4 Critical Business Ecosystems Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations […]

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Conquering Digital Transformation: The Technology Ecosystem

We are living in a Digital Age. A robust Digital Transformation Strategy is today’s organization’s corporate armaments in remaining competitive. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation have one thing in common that distinguish them from the rest: their mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations Ecosystem Technology Ecosystem People Ecosystem […]

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Flying High in Digital Transformation: The Operations Ecosystem

We are living in a Digital Age. Digital Transformation Strategy has become essentially important for any organization to remain competitive, across all industries. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation have achieved mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations Ecosystem Technology Ecosystem People Ecosystem In this article, let us focus on the […]

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Customer Solutions Ecosystem

We are living in a Digital Age.  For organizations to remain competitive, they must develop and execute robust Digital Transformation Strategies. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation distinguish themselves through the mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations Ecosystem Technology Ecosystem People Ecosystem In this article, let us focus on […]

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Understanding Digital Transformation: The Integrated Business Ecosystem Primer

We are living in a Digital Age. For organizations to remain competitive, they must develop and execute robust Digital Transformation Strategies. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation distinguish themselves through their mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. When organizations excel at managing and integrating the 4 critical Business Ecosystems, they get to outpace […]

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When Conventional Collaboration Is Not an Option, the Experts Use Stretch Collaboration

Forging collaboration among persons, teams, and organizations can sometimes be a perfect storm. Often, we expect that members who oppose each other will just blend in when working together on their most crucial and difficult mutual problems. Yet, situations like these can cause circumstances to veer out of control. Conflicts can erupt that may be […]

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