Tag: change management

Improving Organizational Effectiveness to Keep Pace with An Evolving Market Landscape

Before we dive into actual strategies for improving organizational effectiveness, let’s take a moment to define and de-mystify this trendy term. At its core, organizational effectiveness is simple – it’s the ability of a group to meet its objectives and goals.  Through this lens, the concept is fairly straight-forward.  However,...

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The Practice of Change | Part III | Knowledge Transfer

Ensuring that the New is Better than the Old: Leveraging knowledge transfer strategies to facilitate change You’ve come to a fork in the road – you’ve announced a sizable change at your organization. You’ve put resources and strategies in place to support the transition, and at this juncture, employees are...

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Organizational Change: Reconnaissance is the Best Form of Defense

A lifetime ago, as an intern, I spent days building naive and earnest arguments against a request for an “Underground Conditions Allowance”. Essentially, a group of tunnel construction workers was requesting additional compensation for the damp and adverse conditions they endured in their daily work. While my arguments against this...

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The Practice of Change | Part II | Transition

Running From Change:  Employee Transition in the Wake of Organizational Shift.   Once companies have communicated there is going to be change, how do you persuade them to stay with your organization?  It’s not 2008-2011 when opportunities were scarce — those with strong education and training, good performance records, and current...

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The Practice of Change | Part I | Communication

The first in a three-part series on how businesses have redrawn the map after economic headwinds After the seismic economic shift we witnessed between 2008 and 2012 – whether it was induced by business downturns, right sizing, outsourcing, or merger / acquisition – it became evident that something had to...

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The Hammers and Nails of R&D Portfolio Management:  A Fool With a Tool is Still a Fool 

After attending a recent R&D portfolio and resource management conference, and listening to presenters from both large, established, and rising star pharmaceutical companies and life science organizations, we were surprised to hear how many companies were grappling with issues related to transparency and consistency of data, the ability to drive...

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Leadership Challenges During a Major Merger or Acquisition

Mergers & acquisitions are a challenging undertaking requiring strong and engaged leadership to drive success.   Some of the biggest challenges can be found in the people side of the equation – the uncertainty and stress – that require a leader who understands that the value of a company is based...

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The Post-Merger Change Triptych: Looking at Change Through the Lenses of Strategy, Location and Role

  CHANGING STRATEGY Jim Szakacs, CFO, TayganPoint In their book “Exploring Corporate Strategy”, Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes define strategy as “the direction and scope of an organization over the long-term: which achieves advantage for the organization through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs...

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