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Transformation

Smart Organizational Design Approach vs. Traditional Organization Design Approaches

Business environment has transformed drastically from what it was a century ago.  It has become immensely challenging due to competition, disruptive technologies, laws, and globalization.  These challenges warrant better performance to address customer needs and to survive—and outpace—intense competition.  Consequently, organizations have become complex. The work that individuals perform in an organization has also shifted […]

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4 Organizational Design (OD) Elements Critical to Yield the Desired Organizational Behaviors

Inculcating productive workforce behaviors is of utmost significance in Business Transformation, successful Strategy Execution, and Performance Improvement.  However, making people embrace productive behaviors involves a concerted effort across the organization. The realization of Transformation, Strategy, and Performance improvement goals can become a reality by developing a thorough understanding of the 4 components of Organizational Behavior.  […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Value Chain

The Value Chain concept, first described by Dr. Michael Porter in 1985, is a series of actions that a firm—in a specific industry—accomplishes to produce a valuable product or service for the market.  The value chain notion visualizes the process view of an organization, perceiving a manufacturing or service organization as a system comprised of […]

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4 Leadership Mindsets Imperative to Win in the New Economy

Technology, Internet, growth, and globalization have metamorphosed the way we work, play, and live.  They have even changed the fundamental laws of economics.  We are living in an economy that is quite different from the old manufacturing-based economy of the 1980s.  Fewer people are now employed in the manufacturing sector, who are anxious about the […]

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5 Imperatives for Developing a Digital Factory Culture

Digitization helps boost revenue, enhance customer loyalty, and reduce costs.  Top digital companies not only improve customer journeys, they consistently revisit and streamline them.  A rigorous approach to Digital Transformation, referred to as the “Digital Factory,” demands a collaborative culture, agility, and controlled risk-taking. A Digital Factory integrates the capabilities, processes, and inputs to yield […]

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Do You Know How To Utilize Insights From Human Psychology in Managing Change? 

Transformation programs targeted towards boosting organizational performance have been prevalent for quite a while now.  But, such initiatives aren’t easy to manage.  The foremost challenge for the senior leadership is to motivate people to modify their behaviors and practices. For the transformation to be successful, it is critical for the top management to establish the […]

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Where Will We Feel the Greatest Impact of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?

Disruptive technologies are helping companies automate work.  Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence are taking up jobs which were in the past earmarked only for smart humans.  Driver-less cars, automated check-in kiosks at airports, and autopilots steering the aircrafts are just few instances of how automation is transforming our world. However, automation presents unique challenges […]

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OK, the Merger’s Done. How Do We Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies?

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions.  However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives. Revenue Synergies are a decisive factor in closing such deals.  However, […]

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Nudge Theory: Key Challenges to Consider

Changing the behaviors of people is the foremost issue with every transformation initiative. Nudge theory is a novel Change Management model that underscores the importance of understanding the way people think, act, and decide.  The model assists in encouraging human imagination and decision making, and transforming negative behaviors and influences on people.  The approach helps […]

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You’re Building a Customer-centric Organization, So Where’s the Customer Department?

Transforming a product-driven firm to a customer-driven enterprise is inevitable today in order to stay ahead in today’s extremely competitive market.  The days of mass marketing, mass media communications, and little-to-none direct interface with customers are long gone.  The emphasis now should be on maximizing customer relationships and becoming customer-driven organizations rather than merely selling […]

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The 8 Most Critical Levers to Managing and Sustaining Change

Most Transformation initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated objectives. Change Management is all about engaging and rallying people at all levels in the organization make the transition and sustain that change.  It is critical to ensure that the entire workforce is eager and ready to embrace the required new behaviors.  More often than not, the […]

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Do You Know What Makes an Organization a Learning Organization?

In this era of rapid change only organizations that are evolving and continuously learning can succeed.  Successful organizations discover how to tap their people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels. A Learning Organization is a place where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new ideas and […]

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