WHEN CORPORATE CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FAIL: THE WELLS FARGO SYNDROME

Wed, 11/30/2016 | By: admin

Today Wells Fargo has fallen from grace. It is now an object lesson rather than a shining example of excellence. What happened at Wells Fargo is a classic example of the failure of strategic and organizational leadership as well as two core management systems: its culture management system and its performance management (control) system.

TOO BIG TO MANAGE?

Wed, 11/30/2016 | By: admin

Is bigger always better for organizations? Is there an optimal size of an organization? This article addresses these strategic questions, which are typically NOT EXPLICITLY ADDRESSED.

YAHOO's Last Hurrah! - Another Warning for Perceived Invincibility in Silicon Valley

Wed, 11/30/2016 | By: admin

The battle cry was: Yahoo! It was the announcement of a new kind of company with an anti-business like name. It was a raised middle finger to the stodgy business community. It was an icon of the New Economy and a tribute to the preeminence of Silicon Valley. Jerry Yang, David Filo and the cool kids of The Valley were thumbing their noses and raising their middle finger to professional management. That was in 1994. Now in 2016 Yahoo has said its last Hurrah!

PLANNING YOUR EXIT STRATEGY: KEY OPTIONS, ISSUES, AND STEPS

Wed, 11/30/2016 | By: admin

It begins with a simple idea: Maybe it's time to consider an exit strategy? Although the idea is simple, it is truly complicated to execute, this article provides an overview of some of the key exit strategy options, issues and steps you will need to consider. By: Tim Taylor and Darin Schow.

THE DOWNFALL OF HEWLETT-PACKARD: A SUBTLE CULTURAL FLAW

Mon, 07/11/2016 | By: admin

Today Hewlett-Packard, in the midst of an urgent revitalization that has led to a drastic transformation of the business, is one of many once great companies that have lost their luster and become object lessons for corporate failure

IT’S WHAT YOU LEARN AFTER YOU KNOW IT ALL THAT COUNTS THE MOST

Tue, 06/14/2016 | By: admin

A look at the trap of success and what successful managers have learned about achieving success.

BUSINESS CONCEPT MYOPIA: THE UNDER-APPRECIATED VALUE OF A BUSINESS CONCEPT

Thu, 05/19/2016 | By: admin

The role of the conceptual aspects of business are perhaps more unappreciated than might be imagined. One of those underappreciated concepts is the notion of a "business concept or definition."

CULTURE MANAGEMENT IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: KEY LESSONS AND STEPS TO SUCCESS

Thu, 04/14/2016 | By: admin

It is well recognized that the success of mergers and acquisitions is due to the cultural fit of the two merged entities. My own experience, over 40 years, confirms that the key to success is not strategic fit but cultural fit.

Feel the Pain

Thu, 04/14/2016 | By: admin
Ozat Baiserkeyev's new article "Feel the Pain" was published in March in Asian Management Briefs (Singapore Management University), and shows a difference in management style of post-Soviet economies.

Strategic Planning For A Challenging World: The Martian Solution©

Thu, 03/10/2016 | By: admin

It is clear that the U.S. and global economies are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety. This is impacting efforts to plan for the current year and the longer term. This article addresses these issues and proposes an unorthodox perspective as a "lens" for creating solutions - what I have termed "The Martian Solution©."

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