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Change as Strategy

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Walter McFarland This article suggests that some traditional approaches to organisational change are obsolete – and recommends a new approach focused on creating new types of organisations optimised for change and changing. These ‘change-focused’ organisations view change mastery as a source for sustainable competitive advantage. You might also

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Negotiating Advice for Women: The Problem-Solving Conversation

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, MBA & Executive Education, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

“You can’t improve on a skill that you’re avoiding,” says Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard. “Many people shy away from negotiations because they associate them with conflict, but voiding them means you’ll never get better at it.” You

Impact of Digital on How We Implement Change

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Internet of Things, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Audra Proctor No one doubts the effectiveness of face-to-face workshops for organisational change implementation. But the practicality of things, such as, availability, time, expense and choice of venue, to name a few, makes running training workshops a

Sharing Business Ownership to Execute Your Strategy

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Felix Barber and Michael Goold Co-owners sharing business rewards do not need to take on the same mix of responsibilities; instead, to create more value, all can focus just on those responsibilities they are best able to discharge. In this article, Felix

What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents time to respond. Today’s disruptors are not just cheaper – they’re better. And not

A Transformation Manifesto

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Richard Lynch and Jack Calhoun Transformation is not about external forces, they are inevitable. It’s not about reorganisations, they don’t work. There are more profound issues with the very nature of business models and design of work. Misaligned

Strategising to Win On the Global Playing Field: Making Real Strategic Choices in People Operations

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Bart Tkaczyk Attract the best people. Own shares either in good ships, or in none at all. Make your ship attractive, then good people will join it and it will be well manned.– from The Vikings’ Guide to Good Business: On How to Do Business Overseas and

Senior Team Development for the Unwilling

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional team work over-emphasises the whole team approach far more than is needed for most practical purposes. In this article, John Sutherland discusses developing effective team work for senior teams.   You might also like: 21st

Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella How did LinkedIn achieved a 35% revenue growth in 20151, after suffering media earthquakes in the previous months? Some of the principles they followed: maximise the learning speed, minimise the testing cost, combine

Talent Management 2.0: Transformation Powered By People

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, People Management, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Amber Román and Richard Lynch In “Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: What Will It Take To Create Your Digital 2.0 Business Model,” we discussed our belief that everything begins and ends with people. Your organisation should focus on things you can control.