The term “best practice” came to common usage during the benchmarking craze of the 1990s. Since then, it has been pursued by many “learning” organisations, supported by a burgeoning consulting industry who claim to have uncovered the best ways to do everything from strategic planning to systems reengineering. The promise is quite compelling: “Benefit from […]
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Why “Best Practice” May Not Be Best Practice
What Factors Truly Drive Change?
A couple decades ago, back in 1992, W. Warner Burke and George Litwan collated a number of organizational change models into one holistic view of how organizational structure and design affects change. With this research, Burke and Litwan developed the Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change, otherwise known as the Burke-Litwin Model. Their seminal framework […]
Is Your Organization the Best It Can Be?
Here is an opportunity to assess your organization against global best practices and receive a feedback report! Did you know that excellence models have captured the principles and best management practices of high performing organizations and that research over the past 25 years has validated the positive relationship of implementing these models and organizational performance? […]
Competitive Advantage as a Market Share Strategy
The ability to create and/or utilize an existing Competitive Advantage to target an enhanced market share, in addition to an organization’s inherent internal capabilities, is more often dependent and determined by the scope, growth, and vitality of the market itself (profitability, etc.), as well as the organization’s relative competitive position and its rivalries with competitors within that market/industry. […]
The Next Great Chapter: Life after Retirement of a Senior Leader
I have consulted with people from every aspect of life. I have counseled kids going to college, individuals in life or career transition, moms changing roles from being a mom to being herself. With each of these counseling events, there is always the overarching need to get to the truth–who are you? That quest for […]