In business, we love to use the term “ecosystem.” So what is an Ecosystem? In its purest form, Wikipedia defines Ecosystem as a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment, interacting as a system. This definition can be further broadened to represent a group of interconnected “elements,” formed by […]
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Foremost, what exactly is “Corporate Entrepreneurship?” Corporate Entrepreneurship is defined as the process by which teams within an establish organization conceive, develop, launch, and manage a new business that distinct from the parent organization by leveraging the parent organization’s resources. Corporate Entrepreneurship encapsulates more than just New Product Development. It also includes ventures to drive […]
No industry is safe from Disruption. Disruption can be born from a number of sources–e.g. new technology, regulatory changes, or a global pandemic, to name a few. In a 2017 PwC survey of 1,379 CEOs around the world, 60% said their market has already changed or completely reshaped in the past 5 years and over […]
We are already living in the Age of Data. In fact, every organization operating today is essentially a data organization. However, only 1 in 12 are actually monetizing data to its full extent. Many organizations are already leveraging Data and Analytics to generate growth. Data Monetization is the means to achieve that growth. To achieve Data […]
At its essence, management just seeks to answer 2 fundamental questions: Are we doing things right? Are we doing the right things? The first question is addressed through Operational Management. Operational Management frameworks include Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), among numerous other Lean Six Sigma tools. The second is addressed […]
It’s the Age of the Customer. In this day and age, becoming a Customer-centric Organization is no longer just a differentiator–it is a necessity. Customers are now more demanding. Their expectations are higher. In fact, they expect companies to anticipate their needs. To truly become a Customer-centric Organization, we must adopt a Customer-centric Culture. Research […]
The Digital Age is also the Age of Data. During Davos 2020, renown historian and futurist Yuval Harari once again emphasized us of the importance and potential power of data. In fact, he envisioned a future where there where 2 classes of people–the wealthy elites who controlled data and the exploited “data colonies.” Data, he […]
Most organizations struggle with Strategy execution. In fact, numerous studies from top consulting firms (including McKinsey, Bain, BCG) and Harvard Business Review have shown approximately 70% of strategies fail due to poor execution. Furthermore, organizations only realize about 60% of their strategies’ value. Having a Strategic Management Office–i.e. SMO–may improve your chances of success. The […]
We can call it the Digital Age, the Age of Automation, or the Post-COVID World, it doesn’t matter. All trends point to the same outcome — Workforce Digitization. Workforce Digitization and the powerful economics of automation require us to critically rethink of organizational structures, influence, and control. The benefits of automation are clear, but what is […]
Many Strategy frameworks are based on the premise: we can’t be everything to everyone. An organization that pursues too many strategies usually ends up stuck in the middle offering average products for average prices. Thus, much of strategic thinking is focused on prioritization of resources, so we can make the greatest, timeliest impact given our […]
Artificial Intelligence AKA AI is here. All businesses are aware of AI and recognize the tremendous potential for AI. AI enables new approaches to existing business models, operations, and deployment of people. These changes can fundamentally alter the way our organization operates. However, if you’re not a high-tech company, are you really sophisticated enough to […]
The Dexterity of the Competing Values Framework (CVF): Organizational Design, Leadership, Culture, & More
The Competing Values Framework (CVF), developed by Robert Quinn and Jon Rohrbaugh in the 1980s, is a management theory that was developed initially from research done on the major indicators of effective organizational performance. Based on statistical analyses of a comprehensive list of effectiveness indicators, Quinn and Rohrbaugh discovered 2 major dimensions underlying conceptions of […]
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