flevyblog

Flevy Blog is an online business magazine covering Business Strategies, Business Theories, & Business Stories.
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP STRATEGY, MARKETING, SALES OPERATIONS & SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATION & CHANGE IT/MIS Other

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 Joseph on LinkedIn here.

Author Archive | Joseph Robinson

Workshop Technique Facilitation Volume 1

Taking Your Facilitation to the Next Level: Master the 12 Workshop Facilitation Techniques

Dynamics of every workshop is unique – a unique set of techniques is needed for workshop leaders to achieve expected results. Facilitation is going to be a key component of work in the future as employers and society face bigger and more complex problems and ideas. However, facilitation is never an easy task. It requires […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Innovation effectiveness curve pix

Leveraging the Innovation Effectiveness Curve: Your Key to Growth

For many companies, developing new products is a hit-or-miss proposition. Successful innovation–the kind that leads to customer engagement and profits–is rare and hard to achieve. Some have tried investing intensively in research and development. In a recent study conducted by booz&co. on public companies representing almost 60% of global R&D expenditures, it was found out […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Organizational Silos Primer pic1

Organizational Silos 101: Breaking Barriers to Performance Excellence

Despite the emergence of new devices and software products designed to unite employees in more ways than ever before, the threat of organizational silos is still very real. While silos deter customer experiences and producing correctly functioning products – the root of the problem is that many managers fail to spot those silos as they […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
customer-centricity primer pix

Customer-centricity 101: Leading Organizations to be Customer-centric

Advances in technology and communication, combined with the explosive growth in data information, have given rise to a more empowered global consumer. Recent economic and political events highlight the need for companies to understand how consumers view the world and the most important attributes for their purchasing decisions. Responding effectively to rapidly changing consumer needs […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Innovation organization 1

The Innovation Organization: How to Bring Intelligent Innovation to Life

The dynamics of Innovation Organization is the most important influencer of the company’s innovation performance. Management of Innovation–the ability to define and develop new products and services and deliver them to the market–is the fundamental source of Value Creation in companies.  Innovation is inherently a highly cross-functional activity that, when it works well, creates a […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
intelligent innovation1

Sustained Solutions to Profitable Growth: the Dimensions of Intelligent Innovation

Over the last decade, companies have made greater strides in retooling their innovation engines. Leaner and faster, products are developed from concept and delivered to customers in record time. But even a Ferrari does not know where to drive. There are plenty of opportunities to enhance execution. Yet, inspiration and insights are increasingly getting to […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
knowledge management strategy

Why Knowledge Management Strategy Is Important for Business Sustainability

In today’s business environment, learning and knowledge have become key success factors internationally and intangible resources are of vital importance. The struggle between competing firms has moved from tangible resources to intangible resources where knowledge and the ability to use knowledge have crucial roles. Organizations are becoming more global, multilingual, and multicultural with people being […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Enterprise Architecture

Understanding Enterprise Architecture: Is it Really Important Today?

Information Technology works best when it is tied tightly to our company’s overall business goals.  On the other hand, business unit executives have remained doubtful about IT’s ability to support them in creating value. Despite the best intentions of managers of both sides, companies continue to struggle to integrate IT systems and to determine whether […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Knowledge Management primer

Knowledge Management 101: A Practical Guide for Beginners and Practitioners

“Knowledge has power because it controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker The 21st century is undoubtedly the century of knowledge. The everyday usage of available advanced information and business technologies, and internet in business activities just show how rampant corporations are engaged in information exchange and Knowledge Management. In the light of […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Agile Activity Groups

Agile Activity Groups: Managing Agile Companies to Consistently Outpace Competitors

Big corporations, by nature, maneuver like battleships. Held back by their own inertia and current business strategies, turning quickly can be difficult when the competitive environment changes. Likewise, high performance as measured by shareholder returns is impossible to sustain over a long period of time.  No company consistently beats the market. A recent in-depth study […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
pexels-photo-439416

When Business Change Needs to Take the Upper Hand: Take the Lean-led Business Transformation

Big cross-organizational change can be difficult and not all organizational transformation is the same. Rapid advances in technology, a growing global creative workforce, and market with fewer and fewer barriers to entry are driving a hyper-creative volatile marketplace. New ideas are making established business positions obsolete at an increasing rate. Products and services that survive […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Family Business Governance

Governance in Family Business: Putting the Pieces the RIGHT Way

Governance of Family Businesses must include the concerns of the numerous and diverse third generation. Establishing a set of Councils and Boards is essential in addressing critical transition issues. With a Governance Model, Family Businesses can address acute short-term challenges and prepare the business for subsequent generations. Starting the change process can be difficult. Ideally, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Complimentary Business Training Guides


Many companies develop robust strategies, but struggle with operationalizing their strategies into implementable steps. This presentation from flevy introduces 12 powerful business frameworks spanning both Strategy Development and Strategy Execution. [Learn more]   This whitepaper authored by McKinsey Communications specialist teaches us the 4 Cs of Communication Review, so you can find and fix errors in your Communication prior to sending it out. It addresses the most critical elements of Communication across all formats. [Learn more]
We've developed a very comprehensive collection of Strategy & Transformation PowerPoint templates for you to use in your own business presentations, spanning topics from Growth Strategy to Brand Development to Innovation to Customer Experience to Strategic Management. [Learn more]   We have compiled a collection of 10 Lean Six Sigma templates (Excel) and Operational Excellence guides (PowerPoint) by a multitude of LSS experts. These tools cover topics including 8 Disciplines (8D), 5 Why's, 7 Wastes, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), and DMAIC. [Learn more]
Recent Articles by Corporate Function

  

  

  

  

  


The Flevy Business Blog (http://flevy.com/blog) is a leading source of information on business strategies, business theories, and business stories. Most articles have been contributed for management consultants and industry executives with over 20 years of experience. If you would like to contribute an article, please email our editor David Tang at [email protected].

Flevy (http://flevy.com) is the marketplace for premium business documents, such as management frameworks, presentation templates, and financial models. Our documents are of the same caliber produced by top tier consulting firms, like McKinsey, Bain, Accenture, BCG, and Deloitte. Learn more about Flevy here.


Connect with Flevy:

   
  


About Flevy.com   /   Terms   /   Privacy Policy
© 2019. Flevy LLC. All Rights Reserved.