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About Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges is a Senior Director of Strategy at Flevy. Flevy is your go-to resource for best practices in business management, covering management topics from Strategic Planning to Operational Excellence to Digital Transformation (view full list here). Learn how the Fortune 100 and global consulting firms do it. Improve the growth and efficiency of your organization by leveraging Flevy's library of best practice methodologies and templates. Prior to Flevy, Mark worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. and holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. You can connect with Mark on LinkedIn here.

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Organizational Elements Model

Organizational Analysis is critical for improved Performance and growth. The Organizational Elements Model provides a systematic approach to Organizational Analysis.  It is a potent tool to evaluate an organization, comprehend its competitors and their strengths, and track problems. The Organizational Elements Model provides a way to view an organization holistically.  The model facilitates in examining […]

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10 Principles of Cost Transformation

Cost Transformation is a reality that every organization has to face, several times, in its period of existence.  Proper and enduring Cost Transformation provides an opportunity to reformulate an organization’s complete course.  It may result in divestiture of established businesses, even profitable ones, if they do not match the Strategy or the enterprise’s most distinguishing […]

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Change Management in Times of Uncertainty

Organizations during good times enjoy lenient and thriving economic conditions.  The confidence interval for tolerance of errors is relatively high.  There isn’t a pressing requirement for overhauling operations or Business Models, compelled by external factors.  There is a rare feeling of sense of urgency and people tend to take time to ponder over and carefully […]

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Forecasting Uncertainty

The impact of unforeseen crises—such as economic depressions, natural disasters, and black swan events (i.e. the recent COVID-19 pandemic—is immense.  Crises can paralyze organizations and economies alike.  These times are certainly anything but business as usual for almost all organizations.  There are safety concerns everywhere.  People have restricted movement, business activities slow down, and cash […]

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5 Stages of Management Evolution

Organizational Development has matured hand in hand with the stages of human societal development.  Anthropological investigations have identified at least 5 distinct organizational structures throughout human history. This development has been described in several ways by different experts.  Frederic Laloux, in 2014, started analyzing emerging organizations that were setting themselves apart from the established organizations […]

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Teal Management

Organizational Development has matured hand in hand with the stages of human societal development.  Anthropological studies have observed a minimum of 5 clear organizational models in human history. This development has been described in several ways by different experts.  Frederic Laloux, in 2014, started analyzing emerging organizations that were setting themselves apart from the established […]

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Dual Innovation Ecosystem Strategy

When new technologies and competitors disrupt markets, many enduring organizations exert to keep going.  Possible reasons for disruption may be multiple but one of them is inadequate preparation to develop new products and services during uncertain times. In order to manage disruptions some businesses partner with others.  Productive partnerships comprise of having the right people, […]

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Capabilities-driven Growth Strategy

A business remains viable as long as it keeps growing.  However, forecasting how much the business will grow in a year, or in a certain period of time, is a difficult proposition for any business leader.  Likewise, it isn’t easy for the leaders to envisage the following scenarios: How much growth is necessary for their […]

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Megatrends Framework

A “megatrend” is a large-scale pattern or movement that has a major, long-lasting impact on business and society. Examining Megatrends to interpret global intricacies has a long history that goes back to mythology.  Megatrend was not a term used before 1982; John Naisbitt came up with the term in his 1982 book by the same […]

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The Strategic CFO

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role has traditionally been a custodian of financial acumen, integrity and shareholder value—selecting indicators to measure organizational growth and ensuring value. Inflation, stricter regulations and governance requirements have caused the CFO position to exist in nearly every organization these days.  However, this wasn’t the case in the last quarter of […]

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Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Improvement

Diversity pertains to representation of races, ethnicities, and other minority groups in an entity or in other words the make-up of an organization.  Inclusion, on the other hand, represents the degree of value given to inputs, existence, and viewpoints of various groups of people and the extent of their integration in a setting. Analysis of […]

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Core Indicators of Inclusion

When looking at Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) superficially at an organizational aggregate level, organizations may appear to have strong Diversity representation.  However, if we look more closely, we see issues of Inclusion. For instance, there are a lot of organizations where there are women employees, but none or extremely few of them are managers.  In […]

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