Babies, Bathwater and Buzzword Bashing

Babies, Bathwater and Buzzword Bashing

The amazing practice of blaming the last thing Buzzword bashing – categorically dismissing a management paradigm, approach, process, fad, or previous initiative – is a go-to change strategy for many organizations (though most won’t say that).  It is also a sign that you’re likely to repeat the mistakes of the past.   “Agile (or OKRs,…

More With Less

More With Less

Your company needs to do more with less. This is especially true in economic downturns, during which layoffs may leave you short-handed and the pressure to cut costs is high. Your organization’s ‘addiction to more’ may be the biggest obstacle to getting more out of your teams.  “Your organization’s ‘addiction to more’ may be the…

Stuck in the Middle: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Tradeoff Decisions in an Org that is ‘Addicted to More’​

Stuck in the Middle: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Tradeoff Decisions in an Org that is ‘Addicted to More’​

Many managers face a conflict that encourages them to do something that’s not in the best interests of their company, its customers, and its employees.  In a previous post, ‘Addicted to More’, I shared thoughts about a problem many organizations suffer from – the condition of being compelled to do more – at any cost,…

Addicted to More

Addicted to More

‘More’ addiction may be killing your teams’ productivity, your employees’ morale, and ultimately – your ability to compete.  The need for ‘more’ is greater than ever. If your team, your group, your org or your company doesn’t have more to do than they can possibly get done, then this probably won’t be very interesting reading…

Transformations: Crash Diets for the Business World?

Transformations: Crash Diets for the Business World?

Are Businesses Getting What They Need from Transformation?  There has been a lot of buzz about transformation over the years – entire industries have emerged as a result of the need for organizations to change in significant ways.     Having experienced a plethora of new paradigms and ways of working being introduced to companies, we’ve learned…