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Take a more in-depth look at key organizational improvement issues and challenges in articles and papers written by our experienced team.

12.06.04  Nadim Matta

Improving Project Results: Operating 'Below-the-Line' To Produce Real Value

Project teams and their sponsors rarely acknowledge the risk that their project's outcomes will not translate into the intended benefits to the organization. How can you keep a project on track for real results?

 

12.02.04  Suzanne Francis

Raising the Odds for M&A Results and Success

Whether acquiror or acquiree, the radical shifts required to make a merger or integration pay off are enormous and the pace at which they are carried out is the key to success.

 

09.13.04  Robert Neiman

Attention HR: Managers Need Help

Human resource professionals could sit around, hoping to come up with that big idea that will get them to the boardroom table. This article details a less idealistic path, but one that is much more likely to succeed.

 

Build Your Own Change Model

Every organization is unique. Leaders can adopt ideas for corporate transformation that have worked elsewhere, but they need to create their own one-of-a-kind change model through experimentation, learning, blueprint creation, and, most of all, a strong focus on re…

 

04.12.04  Robert Schaffer

Results-Fueled Leadership Development

This article describes how to make bottom-line organization achievement a centerpiece of leadership development, rather than relying on classroom project activities to develop leaders.

 

Why Good Projects Fail Anyway

This article offers a way to design projects that guards against unnecessary failure.

 

09.15.03  Robert Neiman

Get More Mileage From IT Investments

When it comes to maximizing the value of IT investments, companies need to shift from a mindset of simply "installing technology" to one of "creating business payoff".

 

WorkOut and Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a proven and highly effective business initiative for improving customer satisfaction and increasing the efficiency of processes. WorkOut is a process for bringing together large numbers of people to improve business performance.

 

01.20.03  Ron Ashkenas

Why WorkOut Works

The idea behind WorkOut is simple, but implementing WorkOut is not easy. Learn why WorkOut works – and how to make WorkOut work in your organization.

 

Leadership Development on the Job

Who has time to send senior managers off on leadership retreats anymore? Make them learn by doing.

 

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