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Using Measures to Get the Most out of Your Change Initiative

There are plenty of statistics indicating that a high number of change initiatives fail. Any organization can turn those statistics on their head by doing one thing; USING their measures. Not just creating them; using them. When you use measures the right way, you reinforce your change message through multiple avenues and in several ways, moving people through their […]

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Change Adoption Takes Awareness, and That’s Not Easy

This is probably going to sound silly but indulge me for a couple of minutes. Whether you are interested in change adoption at an individual or at an organizational level, awareness is one of the first things, and most important things, you need to nail down. I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But there […]

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Sharpening Your Edge to Growth: The 10 Principles of Culture

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 […]

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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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How Can We Dissect Our Corporate Culture?

Editor’s Note: Ganesh Rajagopalan is a seasoned management consultant and former investment banker. He is also a leading author on Flevy, having published numerous business frameworks on topics such as Strategy Development, Investment Analysis, and Value Chain Analysis. You can view all his materials here. * * * * Corporate Culture is incredibly impactful across […]

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How Do You Transform a Culture?

So you’ve gotten a big client or Senior Leadership position. The company that is hiring you has seen the results of your previous projects, and they want you to start a very large global project (Enterprise Level) on numerous sites. You of course say, “We can do anything you want.” This is a typical response […]

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Stress Management and Meditation in Corporate Culture: Key Components of Success and Work-Life Integration

Meditation is the ancient-latest trendy buzzword making the rounds, and even those who wouldn’t give the concept a second thought a few years ago are now practicing on a regular basis. Some folks have been practicing for years and would appreciate reinforcement at work, where most of their waking time is spent! Clearing the mind […]

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Organizational Culture Change: What Is It Exactly and Why Is It So Difficult?

I have been meaning to tackle this issue for some while now, because I have to admit that I do not fully comprehend the concept “organisational culture change,” so I am using it as a bit of a learning exercise. I have also seen a few articles on the subject of late and I wanted […]

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Putting Culture at the Center of Organizational Change

A 2013 Booz & Company study, “Culture’s Role in Enabling Organizational Change” by DeAnne Aguirre, Rutger von Post, and Micah Alpern analyzes the results of a survey of 2,200 executives, managers, and employees from a broad range of companies across the world. This research sheds light on current perceptions of organizational culture. This study shows a widespread belief that organizational […]

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Flevy Author Spotlight: Our Interview with Lean Pioneer, Vishnu Rayapeddi

Lean Management has been an area of increasing interest for Flevy customers.   As of now, we have over 300 documents related to various Lean concepts and Vishnu Rayapeddi contributed close to 100 of these documents–with a focus on training series.  Vishnu is a pioneer of Lean Management, combining the power of Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, and other best-class […]

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Organizational Culture: A Blueprint for Success in a Family Business

In looking at the organizational culture of a family business, we are assessing behaviors that are important to creating a strong effective staff and competent leadership. “Successful family businesses tend to have the family’s values and culture deeply embedded into their business strategies, policies and practices,” says leading family business expert Don Schwerzler. “How well the business […]

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The Crisis in Corporate Strategy (Part 2): How to Make a Difference

Note from the Editor:  Charles Fiaccabrino is a seasoned executive with 50+ years of sales management experience.   Charles began his career at Hoffmann La Roche on April 1st, 1969 as the first diagnostics sales representative in the newly formed Diagnostics Division and helped grow the organization into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.  During his career at […]

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