Tag: organisational management

7 Time Habits of Highly Effective People

July 19th, 2015   •   no comments   

Time and money often go together (courtesy of EarthWalk)

By now, you ought to know that time is the most precious resource of all.

Every one of us have only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. This universal rule applies regardless of our station in life. How we make use of our time determines our happiness and success in life.

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The Six Cs of Effective Internal Communication

June 11th, 2013   •   2 comments   

The 6 Cs of Effective Internal Communication
Jack Welch speaks with his fists (courtesy of MinnPost)

Charity begins at home. Likewise, a company’s mission, vision, goals and brand values must start with its employees.

The challenge however is that we’re so fixated with getting the right “message” across to customers, shareholders, and the media that we forget what its like to speak to our team.
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Rework: A Book Review

January 30th, 2013   •   1 comment   

“Policies are organisational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again. They are collective punishment for the misdeeds of an individual”

With excerpts like that, you can be sure that Rework by founders of 37Signals Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson isn’t an ordinary book on entrepreneurship. Divided into 12 short chapters on various aspects of business – from progress to productivity and competitors to culture – Rework is a compelling read.
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The Rise of Creative Leaders

January 17th, 2013   •   1 comment   

John Maeda The Rise of Creative Leaders
John Maeda – creative leader par excellence (courtesy of Wired.com)

In the age of rapidly changing consumer tastes, ubiquitous digital connectivity and ever changing socio-cultural dynamics, the old ways of leadership will no longer work.

To survive and thrive in this tumultuous age, organisations need to be innovative, open, collaborative and flexible.
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10 Steps to Building Social Businesses

January 15th, 2013   •   2 comments   

Courtesy of Edelman 

As I’ve previously blogged about, the future of business is social.

In a world where we’re permanently thumbing our smartphones, swiping a tablet or typing on a notebook, it is impossible to ignore the significance of social channels in business. While everybody in a start-up can “go social” quite easily, how should medium to large organisations craft their policies, re-route their processes, re-build their structures or re-wire their systems?

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The Power of Positive Stories

November 9th, 2012   •   no comments   

Jesus certainly knows the power of good stories! (courtesy of Life with Da Man CD)

Since time immemorial, storytelling has influenced billions around the globe.

We’ve all heard of cave men and women sitting around a fireplace, listening intently as a wizened elder regaled the tribe with heroic chronicles of his younger days.

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The Basics of Organisational Behaviour

November 5th, 2012   •   no comments   

A screaming staff beckons deeper investigation (courtesy of Bay Integrated Marketing)

Have you wondered why your colleague is so irritating? Pissed off by a boss who seem to disagree with everything you propose? Or frustrated by a “stubborn” subordinate who only wants to do things his way?

If you hope to improve your working environment (assuming you do not want to quit), it may be useful to consider the three key variables determining how your organisation behaves. These are its Beliefs, Values and Attitudes as represented in the chart below (thanks to Docmo).
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The 3 Layers of a Social Organisation

October 19th, 2012   •   no comments   

Coutesy of Attractology

With social media becoming omnipresent in everybody’s lives, it is timely for companies to consider how they can transform themselves into “social organisations”. This transcends the next evolution of companies that already practice social media marketing, and goes beyond the company-customer relationship.

A social organisation comprise multiple overlapping spheres of influence as illustrated below:

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Execution – The Discipline of Getting Things Done: Book Review

September 17th, 2012   •   1 comment   

How do companies like GE, Wal-Mart and Honeywell succeed? What is the secret of Jack Welch, one of the most legendary CEO in the business world today?

The secret, according to Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, is Execution. Subtitled The Discipline of Getting Things Done, the New York Times bestseller emphasises the importance of execution in business, how companies with an execution culture conduct their business affairs, and its three core processes: people, strategy and operations.
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What is Your Employee Value Proposition?

September 10th, 2012   •   no comments   

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In the world of business, we’re often focused on our customer value proposition. What makes our products or services stand out in the marketplace? How do we draw the right customers at the right price?

The unfortunate thing, however, is that we often neglect to pay attention to the most important stakeholders in our organisation.

Namely, our employees.
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