Growth is dead – the digital revolution won’t help

Forget the notion of a new digital age setting the developed world on a new growth path. Most important innovations have already been made. All what the digital revolution has to offer is just the […]

Whats your companies level of ignorance?

If management is a craft that can be learned and perfected over time – are you actively pursuing excellence in management or are you taking on things as they come along? Moreover: Is your company actively […]

Social Physics: The Revival of Science in Management

There is much here-say in management theory. For the most part, it resembles more folk-lore than science. What we call “best practice” is mostly just a mere belief. It might be a good or even […]

Execute crisply with sharp tools

What is the use of having a strategy when you do not have the tools to execute it? Problem is: You can rarely buy those tools. You can not buy executional strength- you need to […]

9 reasons why your organization might be left behind

Suppose your organization is well organized. A stable, well thought out and staffed hierarchy, efficiently standardized processes producing quality outputs. What could be there to fear? The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that so signifies our modern […]

Tired of hierarchy? Try this

Hierarchies suck. In so many respects: They are slow-moving, suppress  Innovation, promote siloed thinking and largely fail to give most people a sense of life – of vocation – at work. The trouble is: Hierarchies work. They […]

Play the right game, IT!

Depending on Moore’s zones of Management, IT needs to recognize the playing field it is on and play the right game. Lets break down the implications of Zone Management on IT: As each of the […]

You are playing the wrong game! Learn to zone.

Most companies are struggling with innovation. Management is occupied fully with meeting quarterly sales and profit targets. Innovation has to take a back seat, at best. “Beside daily business, minor change is all we do here and […]

Get into the Flow! The way forward for IT (part II)

Adopting the 3 systems of engagement/transaction/perception layers and going for integration of the whole landscape via a platform as a service approach is a first important step. But it will be worth nothing if not […]

Innovation-ready-IT: The way forward for IT

A company can escape the cycle of stuttered innovation and start using IT as an offensive weapon instead of just an internal system of record. There are ways out of the dilemma of an IT manager, […]