Category: change management

Why are Some Teams Productive?

Many of us have worked on cross-functional teams. The challenge is  how do organizations put together teams that are productive, efficient, and enable learning for the individuals, the team, and the organization? I have worked in effective and ineffective cross-functional teams and I wanted to understand a bit more about the concept of effective teams. The

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Social Network Analysis…..Must be part of broader transformation initiatives

The largest organizational issues associated with conducting a social network analysis are the culture and the organizational goals and strategy.  If the culture is one where people are overworked, are not trusted nor empowered, and do not understand the corporate strategy, then the SNA will not give accurate results.  If people do not feel trusted

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With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Many of us discuss innovation, collaboration, change management,   and culture. Ultimately, how do you create an organizational culture that is innovative? It starts with the mindset of the leaders and then permeates throughout the organization. Everyone needs to understand that to innovate, expect the unexpected. This means that when the unexpected happens, people are ready

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Got Purpose? Employee Engagement and Its Link to Culture

How do you create engaged employees in an organizational environment where change is constant, competition is high, and finding the right talent is challenging?  As companies focus on profitability, where does employee engagement fit in?  What are some common threads in highly successful organizations with empowered employees? Tie your culture to your business strategy.  Consider

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Let Images Tell the Story

A picture is worth a thousand words. All corporate communication needs to evoke emotion, tell a story, and convey information. As a product manager, I have encountered a few good visual displays of information and many poor visual displays. The images that seem to resonate with audiences are those which: Are accompanied by a story

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