The organizational structure presents certain gaps with respect to chain of command. The current table of organization has too many department heads reporting to the office of the president.
When execution of strategy fumbles, or fails…check your organization design again.
Long gone is the so called “tyrannical” rule wherein top management pushes and spoon-feeds the lower end of the organizational chart. An increasing percentage of work done today mainly depends on discretionary effort which is “the life blood of today’s economy” as Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author, would put it. […]
During the flux of mergers and acquisitions, we had engaged a telecommunications company that was enveloped with anxiety, doubt and paranoia because of a merger. The old employees felt that they were going to be replaced by new ones – resulting to non-performance. Satisfaction of KRAs, Strategic Objectives and KPIs […]
Corporate leaders design plans for their companies for various reasons whether it is to maintain the company’s operations and to grow the business. It can also range from the very complex to the very simple. Business planning usually happens annually either at the beginning or at the end of the […]
We have been servicing family businesses for quite a while and they usually ask for two (2) things at the very start: professionalization and family governance. When prospective family business clients talk in further detail about what it means to “professionalize”, they begin talking about how the processes are not […]
The corporate setting, in all its glory, is a shiny thing to behold. It is overwhelmingly bright and beautiful. They seem to know and have it all—the processes, the structures, and the incredibly long list of positions in the organizational chart. More often than not, smaller and less professionalized family […]
Culture comes from the Latin word ‘cultura’ deriving from ‘colere’ which means ‘to cultivate’ and generally refers to ‘patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance.” It is a complex system with a multitude of interrelated processes and mechanism that keep it running along. Termed […]
One framework on leadership which was developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner describes how entrepreneurs function as leaders of their businesses. The Leadership Practice inventory includes five behavioral dimensions that are observed among successful entrepreneurial leaders. The five dimensions include: Challenging the Process Peter F. Drucker, a great management […]
With one of the worst recessions in decades, businesses are now forced to decrease costs and improve productivity. The most often “go-to” plan is to restructure the organization. Indeed, many view that recessions offer less costly opportunities to implement needed restructuring or “creative destruction” that will allow for future growth […]