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Here’s How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs ‘Squads’ Like Lean Startups

Here’s How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs ‘Squads’ Like Lean Startups | Business change | Scoop.it
What's the secret to staying fresh, lean and mean when you're a hot tech company on a fast growth trajectory?

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Maintaining Quality While Striving for Growth | Business 2 Community

Maintaining Quality While Striving for Growth | Business 2 Community | Business change | Scoop.it
Business expansion is a tricky thing for entrepreneurs and leaders to handle.

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Six Ways to Make Volatility Your Friend

Six Ways to Make Volatility Your Friend | Business change | Scoop.it

 

Turning agility into a source of competitive advantage

 

Today’s markets are fast-changing, customers are ever more demanding and competition is brutal. In this uncertain environment, agility is an exceptionally powerful competitive weapon for enterprises of all sizes to capitalize on market shifts.

 

Read this article to learn more about:

How can companies turn volatility into opportunity? What are the key components that matter most in defining business agility? What are the different lenses through which leading companies are adapting their organizations to respond to this volatility?
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Seven Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100

Seven Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100 | Business change | Scoop.it
Last week, I was attending my third Techonomy conference. Techonomy explores “the role of technology in business and social progress.” I love the word “progress.” It has that gentle flavor of posit...

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10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners

10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners | Business change | Scoop.it

Given the known failure rate of start-up businesses, all business owners who go down this path, need to be well aware of the traps that lie in wait for them.

 

Complacency and lack of foresight are common features in the make up of business owners, who did not succeed to make a good go of their start-up ventures, and addressing these two areas will help any new business owner avoid failure.

 

This excellent article, suggests that forewarned is forearmed, and it suggests 10 mistakes that every start-up should avoid making if they want to build a successful business.


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Given the known failure rate of start-up businesses, all business owners who go down this path, need to be well aware of the traps that lie in wait for them.


Complacency and lack of foresight are common features in the make up of business owners, who did not succeed to make a good go of their start-up ventures, and addressing these two areas will help any new business owner avoid failure.


This excellent article, suggests that forewarned is forearmed, and it suggests 10 mistakes that every start-up should avoid making if they want to build a successful business.


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To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose | Business change | Scoop.it

Values must support your organization's purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

 

See also http://seapointcenter.com/staying-power-vision/

and  http://seapointcenter.com/vision-part-2/ ;


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Stay curious | The Executive Coaching Blog

Stay curious | The Executive Coaching Blog | Business change | Scoop.it
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” - Albert Einstein. I am always a little taken aback – although delighted by their candour – when delegates I am working with on coach ...

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Change: Mental Health at Work and its Correlation with Profit

Change: Mental Health at Work and its Correlation with Profit | Business change | Scoop.it

Just like nature, organisations are also asked to adapt to changing environments which is often driven by a quest to improve productivity and profitability. Despite this requirement, economic history shows that many have not managed change well, with Kodak, Blackberry, Nokia, General Motors, and Angus and Robertson being high profile examples.


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Water Supply in a Warming World

Water Supply in a Warming World | Business change | Scoop.it
A new study predicts that climate change will reduce snowpacks across the Northern Hemisphere, leaving areas from China to western North America with less fresh water than they have planned for.

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Project Management and Leadership – can you have one without the other?

Project Management and Leadership – can you have one without the other? | Business change | Scoop.it

Leadership skills and management skills are different things and, especially within the project management industry, it's important to be aware of the differences. Just as a promotion to manager doesn't automatically mean ...


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Top 20 change management mistakes . . . & how to avoid them

Top 20 change management mistakes . . . & how to avoid them | Business change | Scoop.it
Many change efforts fail. They can be traced to these common mistakes: Top 20+ change management mistakes to avoid - Torben...

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The Golden Circle concept that made Simon Simek famous on TED

The Golden Circle concept that made Simon Simek famous on TED | Business change | Scoop.it

Great and simple


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Ignoring the Inbox - A New Morning Mantra

Ignoring the Inbox - A New Morning Mantra | Business change | Scoop.it

E-mail is like a drug, once addicted it is very hard to start your day without the initial fix, and business owners are no different to anyone else when it comes to satisfying this nasty habit.

 

If you are like most people, the minute you switch on for a new business day, the first thing you will do is loose yourself in whatever distractions are contained in your e-mail inbox, and the last thing you will do is think about the negative impact this may be having on your productivity.

 

This excellent article, highlights the downside of starting your day in your inbox, and it suggests three things all business owners and managers should do each day before checking their e-mail.

 


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Risk-Takers? Not Most Entrepreneurs

Risk-Takers? Not Most Entrepreneurs | Business change | Scoop.it
Contrary to most stereotypes, entrepreneurs characterize themselves as more cautious than crazy, adventurous types.

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Mentors or Coaches – Why You Need Both

Mentors or Coaches – Why You Need Both | Business change | Scoop.it
Mentors and coaches are two different things. For that reason, maybe it’s good to have both. Choosing the right solution depends on the situation.

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HRM - nice infographic on Talent Managment

HRM - nice infographic on Talent Managment | Business change | Scoop.it
The New Science of Talent Management; how scientific is your approach?

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5 Elements of Powerful Stories

5 Elements of Powerful Stories | Business change | Scoop.it
Stories can create change, both in ourselves and in our organizations. In this guest post, Matt Ragland shares five elements of powerful stories.

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The 9 Corporate Personality Types And How to Inspire Them to Innovate - Forbes

The 9 Corporate Personality Types And How to Inspire Them to Innovate - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
In a way, innovation is like sex: those talking about it most are probably doing it the least. Before founding IdeaFaktory, I've had the privilege (and collateral hair loss) of innovating at top Fortune 100 firms, where ‘talk’ was unavoidable.

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Surprised by resistance to a desirable change

Surprised by resistance to a desirable change | Business change | Scoop.it
an excellent online reference for change management, managing change books, articles, benchmarking, bpr, training, human resources, project management...

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Empathy Becomes a Revolutionary Force for Change

Empathy Becomes a Revolutionary Force for Change | Business change | Scoop.it

Empathy is about to hit the big time. The view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being overturned by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social co-operation and mutual aid. Neuroscientists have identified a ten-section “empathy circuit” in our brains, and evolutionary biologists such as Frans de Waal have shown that we naturally evolved to care for each other.

 

 This shift is starting to filter out from science and into psychology, business and social action. Smart advertising agencies talk about “empathic brands” that respond to their customers’ needs and make them feel socially connected – in 2013 they will be marketing them to you

 

By Roman Krznaric


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How To Integrate Innovation into Business Culture

RT @group_partners: Is your company failing to innovate? @Macala asks, "Well, are you speaking at their listening?

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David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience

David DeSteno on the Psychology of Compassion and Resilience | Business change | Scoop.it
How to use the intricate balance of altruism and self-interest to our collective advantage.
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If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job | Business change | Scoop.it
The new power jobs in IT will shifting to developers: people who create applications and that drive businesses forward or create bone-dry simple IT infrastructure to make it happen.

Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer (and the screens to which I was projecting). In front of hundreds of people, I received this plea from my 11 year-old daughter:

"Daddy, I cannot get the printer to work. Can you help me?"

After pausing to type back, "I will call you in a half hour," and closing the application, I received chuckles from a sympathetic and knowing audience of IT people. Right then I realized something: everyone who owned a computer and associated peripherals was the IT person when they went home. Moreover, because operating systems, applications and devices rarely worked flawlessly - despite the marketing hype - they required an enormous amount of human intervention to do even many of the basic tasks. It hit me: In the consumer IT revolution, I was nothing more than "human middleware."

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Appreciative Inquiry: Tapping into the River of Positive Possibilities

Appreciative Inquiry: Tapping into the River of Positive Possibilities | Business change | Scoop.it

Nice explanation of a wonderful OD process!


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Is There a Bias Against Creativity? - The Holmes Report

Is There a Bias Against Creativity? - The Holmes Report | Business change | Scoop.it
The Holmes ReportIs There a Bias Against Creativity?The Holmes ReportWhy is it that so many of us in the communications world espouse creativity as a desired goal, yet reject creative ideas so frequently?

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