Tags : strategy

Departments Employee Engaement

Culture First, Strategy Second

THE FIVE CRITERIA TO DEVELOP A CULTURE OF INNOVATION By Christiane Michaelis  If you ask managers, employees or executives whether they want to work in a company that has a culture of innovation, most will say yes. Why does this sound so attractive? Innovation is associated with rapid success, disruptive innovation and growth, and these […]Read More

Departments Strategy

How to Stave Off Business Maturity

THREE STEPS TO STRATEGIC INNOVATION By Cecilia R. Edwards The old adage is still true today: “If a business isn’t growing, it’s dying.” In eras past, it may have been possible for a business to coast through its mature stage and continue to generate reasonable profits. However, in the modern day of rapid technological advancement, […]Read More

Submission Guidelines

What’s More Important?

PICKING THE RIGHT PONY OR SELECTING, ENABLING, AND GUIDING THE RIGHT JOCKEY? By Sal Mistry, Ph.D. In other words, is it more important for executives to choose the “right” business strategy or is it more important to focus on how to execute on the chosen strategy? The answer: both. The Problem Based on my academic […]Read More

Features

Better Design

THE STRATEGY BEHIND DESIGN STUDIOS By Brian Sullivan Illustrations by J. Schuh There’s a big new project on tap – it’s going to lift revenues, reposition the company, and expand the brand. It’s time for a design studio workshop. A what? A design studio is something used in art colleges and advertising agencies for decades […]Read More

BizBites

Competing On Price Is A Recipe For Disaster

By Matthew Pollard Finding a niche market is a hot topic these days. Rather than trying to obtain mass market appeal with all possible customers, there is typically more success when an organization targets one, two, or several smaller niches. Picking the right business niche or niches requires strategic thinking. Here are three steps an organization […]Read More

Features

How I . . .

APPLIED FOR-PROFIT STRATEGIES TO MY NONPROFIT WORLD. By Jennifer Hilton Sampson Photography by Shannon Drawe Leaders never stop learning, and if they do, they forfeit the future when no examination of the present has taught them to do better and be better. During my first four years as CEO for the United Way of Metropolitan […]Read More

Departments Strategy

Minitrends

FIVE KEYS TO AN ENGAGED AND INNOVATIVE CULTURE By Carrie Vanston Experience shows that the companies that stay innovative are the most likely to succeed and thrive. They must constantly look for the latest emerging trends and incorporate the most relevant ones into their business strategy. Not surprisingly, these companies are usually the ones that […]Read More