Category: Change Management

Technology Lock-in: How 20th Century Technology Keeps Small and Medium Businesses from Joining the 21st Century

Technology lock-in… “We can do this because we have technology to manipulate matter right down to the molecular level. This is an extraordinary ability, think of it! And yet some of us here can accept transforming the entire physical reality of this planet, without doing a single thing to change ourselves, or the way we.

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Uncertainty and Globalization: Uncertainties Are More Important Than Trends

Uncertainty and globalization Uncertainty and globalization are joined at the hip as the world vacillates between open borders and hostility, creating tension and opportunity. For every trend, there is an uncertainty waiting to derail it. Some outside force prowling at the edges of visibility waiting to pounce on what so many consider an inevitability. I.

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5 Reasons to Rediscover Management and Question the Focus on Leadership

Peter Drucker didn’t really believe in leadership as the core skill for business. Looking at his quotes yields an equivalency between efficiency and management, and between effectiveness and leadership. Management does things right, and leaders do the right things. But beyond a few passing quotes, Drucker dedicated himself to helping people do things right.  Drucker.

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The Tens—Designing the IT CRM Role

Unlike sales-oriented CRM, Customer Relationship Management within IT focuses on relationships that help empower the business with technology, and if necessary, keep IT out of the way until the time is right Be a member of the customer’s team IT Customer Relationship Managers need to balance between what IT management thinks it needs to deliver,.

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Eliminating Your Company’s Fear of Change

It seems like this week is the week to argue with bloggers over at Harvard Business Review. May latest read was Cure Your Company’s Allergy to Change by Brad Power. I don’t think fear of change is a structural issue. It is a behavioral and philosophical issue. Let me just focus on the list at.

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New Fast Company Blog Post: Redefining Diversity For The New Global Workforce

Our views of diversity in America are changing, but they aren’t keeping up with the global reality that now faces American companies. Traditionally, diversity focused on the integration of people from racial, gender, physical ability and religious perspectives inside of large corporations motivated by political or operational imperative, or social good. The idea was to.

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More Collaboration Means Less Collaboration Software

I was reading a post this morning that asked the following question: More BI Packages Add Collaboration: Who Needs It? (http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/bi/231903450?cid=nl_IW_daily_2011-11-21_html) Good question. Organizations need to focus on deploying a set of collaboration tools that connect with other technology, not collaboration tools within other technologies. People only have so much time, and there are personal.

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10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future

10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future article out in Talent Management Magazine.

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Thinking Like a Strategist. Perspectives on Research.

When a large organization tells me that they have "confirmed their strategic position with research" I am immediately skeptical because that sentence doesn’t provide me with enough information. I dig a little deeper by asking a not so simple question: Was this research conducted after you decided on your position or before? This question is.

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