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Mastering the building blocks of strategy | McKinsey & Company

Mastering the building blocks of strategy | McKinsey & Company | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Increase your likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, and comfortable with debate and ambiguity. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Michael Petit, Ph.D's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:43 PM

Interesting article that nicely presents the challenges involved in crafting strategy and highlights the conflictual nature of strategy encapsulated in the unasked question, "What is the role of the executive team versus the strategy team?"

 

At it's most fundamental the conflict inherent in strategy revolves around questions of legitimacy. Culture is the legitimising mechanism. The executive team and other organisational leaders holds legitimate authority and power. Importantly, an organisation's strategy is the legitimated action of leaders and their followers in the organisation.

 

The ultimate question is how do the dominating ideas within an organisation arise and how do they change over time. Anyone interested in strategy needs to develop a view about that fundamental challenge. Unfortunately, this article skirts that issue.

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Is Scaling Agile an Oxymoron?

Is Scaling Agile an Oxymoron? | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
The success of agile methods has meant that larger projects also want a share of the benefits. But as compelling as the idea might be, is scaling agile an oxymoron? Is it not contradictory to expect large and complex projects to be agile?
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Are we going back to days when people cared passionately about methods? What do you think? Does it matter?

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Revolting peasants force Wikipedia to cut'n'paste Visual Editor into the bin

Revolting peasants force Wikipedia to cut'n'paste Visual Editor into the bin | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

It seems even the introduction of a simple new editing tool can face user revolt.

 

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The Golden Age Of Management Is Now

The Golden Age Of Management Is Now | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
We live in a golden age of management, that combines continuous innovation with disciplined execution. It is as passionately romantic as it is relentlessly practical. 24 recent books constitute a new canon of management.

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‘Star Trek's' Shuttlecraft Galileo Warps Into Space Center Houston

‘Star Trek's' Shuttlecraft Galileo Warps Into Space Center Houston | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
The shuttlecraft from the original 1967 "Star Trek" TV series has warped into a real-life space center for a final away mission. Space Center Houston unveiled the fan-restored Shuttlecraft Galileo on Wednesday (July 31) in a sci-fi event.
Louis Taborda's insight:

I have some reservations about this ... nothing to do with Star Trek or its fans ... just the potential corruption of future history.

 

Will expand on this at some point.

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What would big data think of Einstein?

What would big data think of Einstein? | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Data’s seductive thrall: What workplaces lose when they rely on numbers alone.
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Very insightful article ... I have been having similar discussions with colleagues and the difference is akin to analysing data to identify patterns versus having models that help us to understand the data. Both can be useful but only one addresses the "why" and allows an insight to be generalized and extropolated into different situations.

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Workplace Distractions: Here's Why You Won't Finish This Article

Workplace Distractions: Here's Why You Won't Finish This Article | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Distraction at the office is hardly new, but businesses say the problem is worsening. Office workers are interrupted roughly every three minutes, academic studies have found ... and once thrown off track, it can take some 23 minutes for a worker to return to the original task.

Louis Taborda's insight:

Great title ... have personal proof. But working on a solution ... thanks to PMI Sydney's Critical Path newsletter for brining this article to my attention.

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Innovation & Persistence: The Post-it note's "hallelujah moment"

Innovation & Persistence: The Post-it note's "hallelujah moment" | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
It's been described as the solution to a problem nobody realized existed.
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Innovation is not easy ... the real story of the invention of the Post-it note is a case-study in persistence, politics and collaboration. Worth (re) reading!

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Is Poor Collaboration Killing Your Company? [Infographic]

Is Poor Collaboration Killing Your Company? [Infographic] | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
A new study found that an overwhelming number of employees blame poor collaboration for failures in the workplace. Here’s an infographic that explores where these collaboration breakdowns happen — and how to prevent them in the future.
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Who doesn't like the idea of collaboration? Making it work is another matter ... good advice here but we must avoid collaboration turning into an indecisive talk-fest. Ideas anyone?

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The difference between simple system, complicated system, complex system and chaos.

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Nice separation of concerns .... with references.

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If programming languages were women (or men) .....

If programming languages were women (or men) ..... | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Long time since I touched code but found this hilarious ... and instructive. Any sexist overtones are brilliantly addressed by Niki in the comments!

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CIOs focus their budgets on transformation and collaboration

CIOs focus their budgets on transformation and collaboration | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

 

The past few years have seen surprisingly healthy increases in IT spending, but the outlook for 2013 is more modest.Undeterred, CIOs are moving money around within their budgets to press ahead in two key areas: redefining how IT creates value and better equipping IT to meet fast-changing demand.

 


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Management Tip of the Day: Ways to stop procrastination

This is a good tip and I use the "setup a review meeting so you have a milestone" idea myself. Another tip would be to stop surfing and go do something productive now :-)

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A Code of Honor, Not a Referee, Keeps These Folks Honest

A Code of Honor, Not a Referee, Keeps These Folks Honest | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Even at the Olympics, with world recognition at stake, curling largely relies on athletes to police themselves and call their own fouls.
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Maybe projects should aspire to be more like curling ... with clear rules, visibility and self governance. Think of all the management overheads and second guessing that could be avoided.

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Ohio State's marching band revolutionises half-time shows with an iPad app

Ohio State's marching band revolutionises half-time shows with an iPad app | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Getting about 200 musicians to walk across a football field in the shape of a T-Rex while playing the theme song of Jurassic Park is a logistical nightmare ... but the results are amzing!

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Sometimes technology can make amazing happen.

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Google's 'Matrix of Pain'

Google's 'Matrix of Pain' | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Responding to demand, startups are increasingly polishing and releasing Android apps. And they're also increasingly complaining about "the matrix of pain" that is Android fragmentation.

Louis Taborda's insight:

Is Android's fragmentation a blessing or a curse? Either way, hope they have good visibility of their release roadmap!

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Change Management Needs to Change

Change Management Needs to Change | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

"As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools, training, and thousands of books (over 83,000 on Amazon), most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects — a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970's to the present."

"The content of change management is reasonably correct, but the managerial capacity to implement it has been woefully underdeveloped. In fact, instead of strengthening managers' ability to manage change, we've instead allowed managers to outsource change management to HR specialists and consultants instead of taking accountability themselves — an approach that often doesn't work."


Via Guillaume COLLAS
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Difficult to argue with the concern about "outsourcing change management" instead of taking accountability ... uncertain and tentative direction setting is the opposite of leadership. And change needs leadership.

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Multiple Changes & Dr. Kotter's Penguins

Multiple Changes & Dr. Kotter's Penguins | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
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A light-hearted look at what can happen when we attempt concurrent change programs.

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Nice project, shame about the benefits!

Nice project, shame about the benefits! | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Sydney's train operator has failed to use $100 million rail facilities built five years ago that would make city train services more reliable.
Louis Taborda's insight:

Oh the opportunity costs! A real-world example of how the gap between planning and usage can result in waste.

 

Note: the ROI is only valid if it gets used!

 

Closer more holistic planning and collaboration with end-users might have helped.

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How Over 40 Gadgets Converge Into the Tiny Device in Your Pocket | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

How Over 40 Gadgets Converge Into the Tiny Device in Your Pocket | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
That isn't a cell phone in your pocket. It's every cool gadget from the past 20 years combined into a sleek device you simply cannot live without.
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Pause for thought ... where to next?

 

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13 Tips to Get Business Teams to Use Your _____ System

13 Tips to Get Business Teams to Use Your _____ System | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Having a great new customer relationship management system won't be worth much until you figure out how to get everyone to use it.
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Interesting and relevant beyond CRM .... I've seen poor adoption of CRM first-hand but the issues are the same for any IT system or tool. The BIG assumption in any IT business case is around adoption and effective use of new capabilities!

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Timely Decisions!

Timely Decisions! | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
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Why ERM is like making New Year's resolutions!

 

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New Crowdfunding Site Seeks to Protect Backers of Industrial Design | Wired Design | Wired.com

New Crowdfunding Site Seeks to Protect Backers of Industrial Design | Wired Design | Wired.com | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff wants to build more credibility into crowdfunding ? so he's launching a new platform that takes responsibility for ensuring
Louis Taborda's insight:

Don't you love it when things just happen organically!

Without anyone preaching "standards" or "best practices" see how the market discovers Design Governance for itself. As a value-add no less!

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Who first said: Software Is Eating the World?

Who first said: Software Is Eating the World? | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Marc Andreessen used the expression to explain how, far from another bubble, we're watching a new generation of tech start-ups realize the Web's potential.

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Management Zeigeist | Scoop.it

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson.

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