You can’t plan for success or fail fast without knowing what matters. Organizations that seek to deliver innovation must understand their capabilities with respect to the required elements of a plan necessary to realize the full value of an innovation effort, as highlighted in a recent IOI Partners article. We call these required elements to […]
Is Your Strategic Planning Process Resulting in Tunnel Vision or Chaos?
Strategic planning can be a valuable tool for organizations of all sizes. Done properly, a strategic plan provides a solid roadmap for the organization, outlining the vision and detailing the key objectives to be accomplished within a given timeframe that should enable progress toward the vision. A strategic plan also provides clarity and alignment for […]
We Aren’t Moving Forward: Where Is Sun Tzu When We Need Him?
The strategic imperative has been communicated and a team is formed but progress is slow to non-existent. What’s the matter? Everyone inside and outside the team agrees something must be done, so why is it starting to feel like the problem is too big for us? It seems like personal agendas are getting in the way. It’s not clear […]
Commitment Starts with Understanding What You Are Signing up For
In talking about the last “C” of Clarity, Confidence and Commitment, I want to focus on the importance of trust and the power of knowledge over ignorance. As was pointed out in Scott Atkin’s last blog post, when attempting to encourage necessary innovation within an organization, it is not sufficient to simply say “Act entrepreneurially, let’s […]
Losing a valued employee is disappointing and can most certainly have a deleterious effect on an organization. Management and HR will typically work to retain the individual but, broadly speaking, the company will likely continue on with minimal disruption. Losing a leader however, depending on the level and scope of responsibility of that leader can […]