Organizational Strategy

1 12, 2016

The Five Most Important Questions You Can Ask about Your Organization

2017-03-20T16:22:03+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

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28 10, 2016

Three Building Blocks of a Learning Organization

2017-03-20T14:07:22+00:00 October 28th, 2016|

Is yours a learning organization?

This question was asked by David Garvin and colleagues in a 2008 Harvard Business Review article that influenced thinking about the role of the organization in facilitating learning and talent development.  This question is even more important today as the factors that demand continuous organizational learning have only intensified.

As noted by Garvin and colleagues, and earlier by Peter Senge, the new economy requires organizations with employees who are skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge.  The learning imperative is especially important in the health and human service fields where the combination of […]

26 10, 2016

Designing Change that Sticks

2016-11-23T18:10:48+00:00 October 26th, 2016|

How can we help people embrace change?  

This is one of the most common questions we hear from health care leaders who are trying to help people move in a new direction.  Leading change is rarely easy, but we can improve our chances by designing change in ways that resonate with our stakeholders.

One helpful strategy for designing change is to think of change as innovation.  In essence, when we are asking people to change the way they do things, we are asking them to adopt innovation.  We know from extensive research by Everett M. Rogers and others that […]

5 09, 2016

The Power of Action Learning

2016-11-23T18:11:09+00:00 September 5th, 2016|

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Action Learning is a powerful strategy for helping organizations solve practical challenges while developing people through applied learning.  Action Learning begins with formation of a team to solve a defined challenge.  The team then proceeds to solve the challenge while also assuring that team members learn and develop as they complete the work.  The dual focus on action and learning results in better performance, more effective teams, and stronger organizations.

The Action Learning Cycle

Action […]