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Hierarchy vs. Flat, Which is More Effective & Efficient for Decision Making?

Published on April 11, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

Effective is doing the right thing, whereas Efficient is doing thing right, therefore “Effectificient” would be doing the right things right.Unless someone has already done so, I’ll claim the new term that describes the combination of Effective & Efficient (“Effectificient”) for myself. 🙂 Hierarchy vs. Flat Organization Personally, I think this argument is overrated. Having […]

Getting Workforce Agility

Published on April 11, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

Workforce Agility is often defined as the ability of employees to respond strategically to uncertainty. But what does that really mean? Considering that Harvard Business Press states that 90% of effective strategies fail do to poor execution, than responding strategically might not be the right answer if you’ve misinterpreted what the right strategy is. Where does […]

Extroverts vs. Introverts; Finding balance gets the best results

Published on August 23, 2013 By The Strategy Guy

Extroverts’ perceived status slipped from 4.37 to 3.87 on a 7-point scale as the group came to consider their assertiveness and talkativeness less valuable and to suspect that they were motivated by self-interest

Core Values, Guiding Principles & Social Contracts

Published on July 18, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

Guiding Principles are any principles or precepts that guide an organization throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in its goals, strategies, type of work, or the top management. – The Business Dictionary Core Values, Guiding Principles or Social Contracts… what matters most is not the name you give them, but rather how […]

How to become a Critical Thinker

Published on June 30, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

“I think there’s a feeling that people need to sharpen their thinking skills, whether it’s questioning assumptions, or looking at problems from multiple points of view.” – David A. Garvin of the Harvard Business School This post was inspired by John Baldoni’s HBR article “How Leaders Should Think Critically“. Question assumptions Critical thinkers are inquisitive and look […]

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