organizational effectiveness

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Post date: May 31, 2016
Here’s a sobering fact: More than 70 percent of all businesses fail within the first 10 years[i] Those are tough odds to beat, and even if your organization is one that has endured well past the 10-year mark—or even 100-year mark—threats from competitors, new technologies, and other market changes...
Post date: November 29, 2018
What does it mean when “culture” is a part of your job title or role description? Can one person (or even a whole functional area) alone be totally in charge of and wield its power?  Culture is not about amenities, employee appreciation days, company picnics, or community service events. It is “a...
Post date: July 6, 2017
For many people, just making a decision can be hard enough. But convincing others of an idea and its merits and getting support can be even tougher. Let’s start with basic definitions:   Persuading. The ability to convince others to take appropriate action. Negotiating. The ability to discuss and...
Post date: December 8, 2015
From strengthening company culture to retaining employees, the emergence of ethics programs in the workplace has led to several positive outcomes. According to the Ethics Research Center's 2015 report "The State of Ethics in Large Companies," companies with effective programs saw a decrease in both...
Post date: July 16, 2015
The theme of "change" and "change management" has dominated our professional vocabulary for a few decades now, almost for half a century at least. Is now the right time to "change" the "change" conversation and usher in the new era of transformation? Isn't now the time to do something about "why...
Post date: August 16, 2016
Lack of candor characterizes what leaders struggle with most. We define candor in a way that captures its Latin origins and reflects its cognate, candle. The essence of candor is to shine or glow and produce light and heat. Leaders need to illuminate conditions in a crisis with meaningful...
Post date: April 19, 2017
In 2015, thousands of patients had their personal health data compromised when a former University of Oklahoma physician’s laptop was stolen. The university was unable to ascertain the extent of the damage or determine exactly what information was on the employee’s laptop. Exacerbating the problem...
Post date: June 19, 2017
If you're fighting fires at work and never seem to have time to do the important things, if you're working on projects that don't seem to advance at a good pace, if you're working hard and yet your company doesn’t get to the next level, then you might be experiencing misalignment. Confusion and...
Post date: July 26, 2017
While standing in line the other day, I heard the question, “How do you like working in HR these days?” Her response? She was enjoying her job more than ever because her company had invested in technology that enabled her team to automate most of their administrative work and reduce a large...
Post date: September 12, 2016
Regular readers of our columns will be familiar by now with the concept of Vitality, or the balance of maintaining your day-to-day Current Performance with Future Potential exploration. Maintaining this balance is tricky, and requires different types of talent for these separate pursuits. In our...