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Is Hierarchy Helping Or Harming Your Organization?

Is Hierarchy Helping Or Harming Your Organization? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Hailed as the anti-hierarchy, holacracy is the new business buzzword. Developed by Ternary Software CEO Brian Robertson in 2007, at its most basic holacracy is a self-governing operating system where everyone within an organization takes responsibility for delivering on the company’s purpose. With roles arranged in circles rather than layers, [...]

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John Michel's curator insight, March 20, 1:52 PM

While disposing of job titles and other trappings of hierarchy promotes feelings of equality, it’s important that that equality is framed in a structured way. Whether holacracy or hierarchy, organizations that can strike a balance between transparent collaboration and structured order will ensure that their employees feel empowered and in control.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 23, 7:18 PM

Interesting article. Hierarchies are not all bad and they provide people with some structure.

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 24, 3:39 PM

At the minimum organization structure is about roles and relationships. Whether flat or heirarchical,  individuals in the structure must understand the purpose of their role and how it interacts with other roles. Beyond having a clear focus and direction for activity, they need autonomy and authority to do what is necessary for the role, the competencies required for the role, and the means to develop new competencies, processes and procedures as organization's circumstances change. 

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The Psychology of Workplace Boredom

The Psychology of Workplace Boredom | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Forbes asks if it’s “the new productivity killer;” Cachinko calls it “the silent killer of employee morale;” CNN says it’s “the new stress.”

[...]  It’s not that people have nothing to do at work – they might be busier than ever. But the real question is… busy with what? “Often with layoffs,” he says, “the type of work that’s doled out you wouldn’t need additional training to do. If it’s boring work, it just becomes more burdensome.” Indeed, the cost of such extreme boredom is not just discomfort. Results range from personal dissatisfaction and reduced productivity to making substantial errors and major accidents.


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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, December 11, 2012 10:04 PM

I would like to add that even if you are a leader that creativity and ideas is not your strongest point...ask your staff.  They will always have ideas on how to make the work environment more fun, engaging, interesting, and motivating.

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The Best Business Books Of 2012: Find Fulfillment, Get Productive, And Create Healthy Habits

The Best Business Books Of 2012: Find Fulfillment, Get Productive, And Create Healthy Habits | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

"These 12 books have shaped not only the way we work this year, but how we think and the conversations we're having. Authored by luminaries like Nate Silver, Clay Christensen, and Susan Cain, these delightful-to-read tomes offer insight into the power of vulnerability, habit, social media, and more."

 

A solid list. Check it out and keep reading!


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The Olympics of Business by David McNally

The Olympics of Business by David McNally | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The Olympics are a metaphor for understanding what is happening throughout the world in terms of the global economy. Just as there are more nations participating in the Olympic Games today than at any time in history, more nations than ever are investing heavily in their infrastructures and economies so that their products and services can compete in the great game of business.


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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

Three Management Gurus Explain Management | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

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13 Reasons Why Using Social Media for Business is Non-Negotiable! | Social Media Today

13 Reasons Why Using Social Media for Business is Non-Negotiable! | Social Media Today | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

 13 Reasons Why Using Social Media For Business is Non Negotiable!Is there ever a time when having a social media Image presence is an option?


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Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 27, 2013 2:06 AM

 13 Reasons Why Using Social Media For Business is Non Negotiable!Is there ever a time when having a social media Image presence is an option?

Robin Martin's comment, March 30, 2013 10:21 AM
Absolutely true! This should NOT be an option...this should be included in any business plan. The trick is to sell this to "the boss" or those in charge of marketing. Let's keep pushing it!
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 6, 2013 5:41 PM

Agree. It's all about social media, verbally and visually.

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Start With a Business Model, Not a Business Plan - Steve Blank

Start With a Business Model, Not a Business Plan - Steve Blank | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

   Where did the idea that startups write business plans come from? In the early days of venture capital, investors and entrepreneurs were familiar with the format of business plans from large companies and adopted it for startups. Without much thought it has been used ever since.

   A business plan is the execution document that existing companies write when planning product-line extensions where customer, market and product features are known. The plan is an operating document describes the execution strategy for addressing these “knowns.”

   A startup is notabout executing a series of knowns. Most startups are facing a series of unknowns – unknown customer segments, unknown customer needs, unknown product feature set, etc.That means that writing a static business plan first adds no value to starting a company, as the plan does not represent the iterative nature of the search for the model.

 


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From analog to digital: Transform the Business Model - John Jackson c.s.

From analog to digital: Transform the Business Model - John Jackson c.s. | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

   Continuously harvesting quick wins while keeping an eye on the framework you’re building for the midterm and for the long term is challenging, to be sure. But it will prove important for consumer-facing businesses wishing to stay at the forefront of the digital revolution.

   While the journey to a digital business model will vary by sector and company, there are important commonalities as well. No matter what business you’re in, managing multiple platforms, negotiating with numerous vendors and dealing with compatibility issues will consume time, money and energy.

   Businesses looking to gain advantage will need to clearly define how they will innovate, implement, manage and monitor the application of digital solutions throughout the organization—a significant change from working on separate solutions in various parts of the business.

   What isn’t possible is to design the perfect end state at the outset. Indeed, planning a companywide transformation and locking in decisions such as platforms, software and providers in advance is a mistake. Learning through iteration will yield better returns than orchestrating a huge and complex transformation, relevant only for a short time.

   Given the speed of innovation and technology change, the principle to adopt is being fast to failure. Begin by identifying appropriate pilots and applying proof-of-concept techniques to test different options. This concept of continuous beta versions is what helps digital companies learn quickly and remain agile, and it can do the same for analog organizations that wish to digitize.

  

Bonus Information 1: Full Article (Analog to Digital) in PDF: http://bit.ly/Rp8ywu .

Bonus Information 2: Full Vison 2012 Report (Accenture Technology) in PDF: http://bit.ly/zpNSZ9 .

 


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8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture

8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Hire for passion and commitment first, experience second, and credentials third. You don’t want to be simply a stepping stone on an employee’s journey toward their own passion.

 

Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto. I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. At the time, he was the ninth-richest man in the world, worth approximately $19.6 billion. Enough, certainly, to afford a nice lunch. I looked at the soup he was stirring. “It suits me just fine,” he said, smiling.

 

Thomson understood value. Neighbors reported seeing him leave his local grocery store with jumbo packages of tissues that were on sale. He bought off-the-rack suits and had his old shoes resoled. Yet he had no difficulty paying almost $76 million for a painting (for Peter Paul Rubens’s Massacre of the Innocents, in 2002). He sought value, whether it was in business, art, or groceries.

 

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