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Post Category: ‘Behavioural & cultural change’

What is the Dark Matter of Organisational Performance and Success?

Black Square

In this article, I explore the idea of, metaphorical, dark matter and dark energy, in organisational success and organisational performance.  …

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Organisations do not exist: Think social systems

Whilst organisations appear to be organised, social systems emerge naturally and connect, despite organisational structures and boundaries.  In reality, we …

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Upside down organisation charts: Using them effectively

Upside down organisation charts are re-drawn with a purpose: to invite executives to think differently about their organisation and their …

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4G Balanced scorecards are about more flexible management systems

Flexibility

Kotter puts it very well, ” Management is about making sure the system runs in the organisation; whereas leaders choose …

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Forget your business model… What about your people model?

I hear lots of talk about an organisation’s business model, or their operating model, or their service delivery model. It …

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Why do Balanced Scorecard projects fail? The bigger issue

There are lots of stories about Balanced Scorecard projects failing. Who puts them about?  Usually put about by someone who …

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Organisational structures do not exist – they are a myth!

Ok, I can hear the squeals of anguish and dissent.  “Of course organisational structures exist” I hear people say. We …

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Why reorganisations fail – they don’t address the underlying issue

Have you ever been though a “re-organisation”?  You know the sort.  They take about nine months and typically cost anything …

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You can’t sack people in the public sector – some alternatives

In another post I explained how many public sector organisations pull back from sacking people.  “This is the public sector …

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