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organizational design for the 21st century

The Role of Organizational Design in 21st Century Organizations

Introduction Organizations around the world have experienced far-reaching and powerful transformation in the last decade, including ups and downs that present challenges for the modern leader. These include the constant change in information technology, global competition, and the demand for flexibility and speed at the point of need for a sustainable a

William McClain Articles
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Changing Toxic Organizational Culture

“To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant The wave of globalization in various aspects of business has created a need for global leaders with the ability to create agile, change-ready environments in the business world.  Strategic leaders are to be competent and knowledg

Nikki Walker Articles
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Avoiding Landmines: What Corporate America Can Learn From the Military When Taking Their Most Valuable Assets Overseas

"It's not just work, it's an Adventure! There are 250,000 U.S. service members stationed overseas. What did the military do to assist them as they entered a foreign land and what can corporate America learn from it?"   Going Global? With over 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside of the United States, more and more U.S. companies are

Jeanne M. McDonnell Articles
Avoid organization crisis with strategic foresight and planning

Deadly assumptions: Cultivating strategic foresight while there is still time

Silent struggles  A bit of splashing would surely make drowning easier to identify, but sadly, drowning tends to be a silent assassin. As retired Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician Mario Vittone (2013) shares, "Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don't look like they're drowning." The same could be said for massive org

David Stehlik Articles
the need for executive engagement

“Forget About Employee Engagement, Let’s Talk Executive Engagement”

Engagement. It’s the new business buzzword. It just sounds good coming off the tip of your tongue. What is it? Well, there are a lot of different interpretations of the definition of engagement, but there is one thing that most everyone agrees with: it’s a problem. While people may be struggling to figure out what the best definition of ‘engaged’ is, more people agree on what an activel

Steven Madison Articles
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What is Crushing Creativity in Your Organization?

Congratulations! You have just been promoted to a top leadership position in your organization. You have over 3,000 people working for you in four different states. Your budget is in excess of $25 million. Good luck, and remember, don’t screw this up.    You didn’t get to this position because you’ve been a slacker – you’re a proven leader and experien

Jeanne M. McDonnell Articles
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Strategic Thinking and Planning Perspectives: The Case of Three Leaders from Different Industries

Strategic thinking is a knowledge acquisition process that connects and involves every component and department of an organization by defining the direction of the organization, how it construes its strategy into execution, how it reassesses the organization’s direction, and then fine tuning its path.

Peter Carlos Okantey Articles
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A Volcano in the Break Room- Extinguished by an employee driven organization development plan

This is a short story about a small high tech company that in spite of some developing employee relations issues has been very successful. In order to protect the guilty, we will call this company Wacko Technology.   On the surface everything at Wacko appears to be rather calm. They are making money so little else seems that important. Oh, there are one or two te

Michael and Daniel Hackett Articles
6 keys to corporate change

Real Corporate Change Takes the Six I’s

Let’s be honest, any kind of change, much less corporate change, is difficult, really difficult. Whether a start-up experiencing growing pains, a company faced with increased competition, a floundering company trying to stay afloat, or a successful business attempting to expand into global markets, the path toward change can often be unclear at best and the barriers can seem insurmountable at

Jim Taylor, PhD Articles
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What Motivates Navy Leaders? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Navy – it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure! Get technical training, see the world, earn educational benefits, and be part of the fight against global terrorism! These are just a few of the reasons people are motivated to join the Navy. The Navy experience varies from sailor to sailor causing some to leave the Navy after a few years and others to make it a career. After their duty s

Jeanne M. McDonnell Articles
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