Category: Management

Management by Design: What’s in it for Your Organization? #MBDBK

I do a fair amount of marketing consulting, and we spend hours talking about value propositions. So I thought I would share the value proposition for Management by Design. And today is a good day to have this discussion, because the Conference Board just released their latest numbers on worker satisfaction (see I Can’t Get.

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Why Start-Ups Need More Strategic Planning, and Why Investors Should Help Provide It

Single-minded passion for the idea. That is a typical of what people think about when think about the success of a new product or service. The individual and his or her team that tirelessly drive toward their vision. The problem is, visions don’t exist in a vacuum. I have said this to startups for years..

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Why I Wrote Management by Design

I have never worked at a company that really thought about its workplace experience, nor one that encouraged it managers to do so. We praise design in everything else, but the places where we spend our days, we leave under designed. Management by Design was written to address this issue. It outlines a methodology that.

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Public Institutions, Planning and Budget Cuts

Planning for the future can seem like a waste of time when just keeping the lights on is a struggle. Budget cuts are hitting many public institutions, including schools, colleges and universities. The gut reaction is to put the future on hold and deal with the present. That approach some major drawbacks. First, if you.

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How do I know if my company has a good strategy?

I am often asked how a company knows if it has a good strategy. My thoughts: The strategy helps you make decisions about what you are going to do and what you aren’t going to do The strategy helps you allocate budget to the most important areas (analog to the first item) Most people who.

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