Articles

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

Bridging the Capacity Gap

The gap between aspirations and the ability to implement thwarts the most well-meaning, well-conceived developmental efforts. This article presents an approach used by World Bank to design and implement projects that help organizations bridge this "capacity gap."

 

Implementation: there's more to innovation than great ideas

Managers learn to innovate when they must achieve significant improvements in performance that are possible only through experimentation and the implementation of innovative ideas. The challenge is to figure out how senior management can create such an environment…

 

Generate a Zest Through Success

To meet the unique challenges, South African companies need to ... Generate a zest through success and not get mired into perpetual preparation.

 

General Electric's Leadership WorkOut

It's not news that GE is one of the world's most successful and admired companies, renowned for its consistently outstanding financial performance and for the quality of its people and operations. It wasn't always like that. In this article, you will learn the ori…

 

01.07.02  Ron Ashkenas

Leading the Boundryless Organization

Leaders of today’s organizations need a zest for uncertainty, a passion for ferment, and a focus on short-term results. This article outlines the challenges leaders face in creating a flexible, fluid organization.

 

12.10.01  Schaffer Consulting

WorkOut Session Tackles LIne Crew Utilization

This newsletter describes how Schaffer Consulting (then called RHS&A) helped PSNH increase the amount of line work their own crews could handle and decrease the use of outside contractors.

 

11.19.01  Nadim Matta

From IT Solutions to Business Results

In this article, you will learn how to ensure that IT projects are delivered and implemented successfully.

 

Freeing Managers to Innovate

Most managers have much more potential for influencing progress than they dare to use. This Siemens program shows what is possible when managers have confidence that they can venture beyond their self-imposed limits.

 

12.04.00  Ron Ashkenas

"A Merger of Equals" and Other Big Lies

In this article, you'll learn how to effectively merge your organizations, reduce anxiety, and create a successful new company.

 

Integration Managers: Special Leaders for Special Times

This article explores the work of the Integration Manager. It draws on the diverse experiences of five integration managers, and distills them into four strategies for driving integration success.

 

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