The majority of managers believe that their companies lack a winning strategy. They struggle to set a clear and differentiating strategy, struggle to ensure that their day-to-day activities are aligned to executing their strategy, and they struggle to allocate resources in a way that supports the strategy - according to a Booz & Co survey of more than 1,800 managers.
With the increasing pace of change in terms of technology disruption. globalization, and the changing nature of work itself, what should companies do to ensure they continue to survive and thrive? This article is my take on recent research published in Strategy+Business.
One of the more interesting books I’ve read in the last couple of years is the book, Good Strategy Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt, and I thought it worth repeating the key points again.
The book “Business Execution for RESULTS” written by RESULTS.com’s Stephen Lynch was named Winner in the “Management” category of the USA’s 2014 Small Business Book Awards.
Transparency is something most people value, whether it’s in business, politics or with personal relationships. Unfortunately, in many cases, the word transparency is used as little more than a buzzword.
From observing many thousands of clients using RESULTS.com software, I have learned some subtle differences that can make your Task management and Delegation much more effective.
I read a fascinating bio on Larry Page, the co-founder and CEO of Google. The story goes that for many years he was “anti-management”. After all, Google went to great lengths to only hire the most talented software engineers, and he thought that having a layer of supervisors to manage them and prioritize their work was an unnecessary cost and impediment to getting work done. He reasoned that Google’s team of highly talented people should be able to self-organize and manage themselves. Interestingly, we are now seeing other tech companies like Zappos experiment with this approach.
Just as rave reviews about a company can travel quickly across social media, so can stories of rude service or a company being unresponsive to their customers. Social media and mobile devices have given customers a voice like they've never had before.
This article is part of our series to help you create a robust one page plan for your company:
The number of software tools we have for communication and collaboration is expanding all the time, but the trusty old email is going to be with us for a while yet. Depending on which research you look at, approximately 300 billion emails got sent every day, and the average business leader receives 100+ emails per day. It is becoming increasingly stressful to keep on top of it all.
Since implementing the RESULTS.com software, communication between staff members regarding reaching targets and goals has improved ten-fold. (There is also healthy competition with the new “gamificiation” feature!)
Tania Young – Director – BRAVEday
59 Grant Ave. 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 USA
Shed 24. Princes Wharf, Viaduct, Auckland City 1010 New Zealand
Read Our Manifesto