organizational agility

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Post date: May 8, 2019
Organizational charts, titles, and job descriptions serve important purposes. Use them to do the right thing. Don’t let them get in the way of doing the right thing. Set up strategies to counterbalance organizational structures. What is Amazon’s senior leadership’s biggest concern for their...
Post date: May 9, 2019
As senior leaders in HR, you know how corporate-level strategy drives alignment and focus on the set of choices to be made to compete and win. You also know how crucial it is to have leaders who have the abilities and resolve to make the right strategic plays. A crucial accountability you have as...
Post date: October 15, 2019
Authors Leo M. Tilman and General Charles Jacoby share their expertise in building agility throughout the organization. Working from a shared understanding of agility, leaders must cultivate the right mindset, empower employees, and recognize the right risks to take.  HRPS: How would you define...
Post date: February 16, 2016
Most business leaders are fairly competent and enjoy developing strategy. It is fun to discuss external trends, environmental factors, competitive movements, new market or product opportunities, and identify initiatives to grab your unfair share of the customer's wallet. I have been on leadership...
Post date: May 11, 2017
Having just returned from London, the ubiquitous “mind the gap” message in the Underground is hard to forget. It is everywhere there, and the more I heard it, the more it seemed to pertain to many parts of our lives, not just disembarking from a train. There appear to be more gaps than ever these...
Post date: March 17, 2016
The critical role that direct managers play during change—both upstream and downstream—cannot be overemphasized. They represent the real keystone of organizational change. However, managers have no time, nor need, for the kind of tools favored by internal change consultants and project teams. What...
Post date: March 24, 2016
We are living in a chaotic swirl of social, technological, economic, ethical, political, legal, environmental, and demographic conditions. In this networked age, success is determined more by an organization’s ability to function as part of the larger system than by what it does on its own. Join us...
Post date: April 26, 2016
More than 75 percent of human resource departments are currently undergoing significant change because HR is out of sync with the needs of the business. Businesses now face a speed of change that is blinding and unparalleled; blink and entire industries can be disrupted or even disappear. Internal...
Post date: September 12, 2017
As agile methods spread from IT departments throughout mainstream companies, HR departments will need to reinvent themselves. Agile companies favor the soft skills of collaboration, curiosity, and humility over hard skill sets, so HR will have to change the way it hires, trains, assesses, and...
Post date: May 2, 2017
A century ago, the nature of industrial work necessitated a top-down structure that persisted for generations, but the days of corporate hierarchy are numbered. It used to be that jobs were mechanical. People took whatever job was available, often without any previous training let alone specialized...