Stuck on Strategy

Stuck on Strategy

Why Organizations Struggle to Execute What Matters  Poor Strategic Planning Processes  Many organizations need more rigorous processes for strategic planning and goal setting. For example, a recent Bain survey found that 65% of executives rate their company’s strategy process as poor. Leadership fails to dedicate time to reflect and analyze market trends, competitive forces, and…

The Death of Agile and the Rise of Adaptability

The Death of Agile and the Rise of Adaptability

Article Update: we received some interesting feedback on this article and decided to record a more in-depth video that talks about this subject, we encourage you to watch it. Agile changed the world of software development. But in many organizations, those groundbreaking frameworks have grown stale, bureaucratic, and ineffective. Some even argue Agile is “dead”….

Avoiding the Top 3 Deadly Sins That Botch OKR Implementations

Avoiding the Top 3 Deadly Sins That Botch OKR Implementations

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) have become a popular framework for aligning organizations around strategic goals. However, many companies struggle to realize benefits from OKRs. Why do OKR implementations often fail? In our recent video, Adaptivity’s Adam Asch and George Schlitz dive into the three most common mistakes that doom OKR efforts: Misuse/Poor Application  The…

Unlocking the Full Potential of OKRs

Unlocking the Full Potential of OKRs

Many organizations have adopted Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) as a modern goal-setting methodology. OKRs help align organizations around measurable outcomes and provide the focus for execution. However, organizations often need help setting OKRs and achieving the full benefits of driving engagement, accountability, and results through their application. The difference comes down to installing OKRs…

Customer First: Finding the Balance Between People and Profit

Customer First: Finding the Balance Between People and Profit

Losing touch is easy; we are busy people with tons going on. We have our projects and products, stakeholders & shareholders. We track budgets and risk, and compliance. We work with teams for research and analysis, teams for architecture and security, delivery, and QA.  Managing this requires process and meetings, documentation, and sign-offs – and driving it all is a massive list of things…

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

I did it! I reached my 10k steps today. My watch congratulated me; I am so healthy! I will do it again tomorrow, and maybe even sign up for an ultra-marathon!   Some people may realize that taking 10k steps a day is not an accurate indicator of how much exercise you get each day or…