Category: Change

How Flat Can You Go?

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Flattening an organization is a good thing, right? Everyone seems to think that flattening your organizational hierarchy is a good thing. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School just published a typical article on the subject. It’s titled: “Forget Hierarchy. Go Flat.” Here’s the teaser copy. “Why  »  Read More

Change Requires Emotion

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For a long time, my father refused to use email. There were two reasons, neither of which involved being a Luddite. First, he never really saw how email could give him benefits that letters and phone calls already provided. Also typing was hard for him. My father used a slow, two-finger, hunt and curse system, made more  »  Read More

Change and the Gentle Pour

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At first glance, it was easy to mistake Peter for a soldier. He had a very short haircut and the erect bearing we associate with military professionals. Peter was no soldier. He was a professional waiter. There aren’t many waiters like Peter around these days. He worked at a small private club where he wore a crisply  »  Read More

Organizational ADD

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WebMD describes ADD as follows. “This condition is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.” We might think a person has ADD if he or she has trouble completing things and constantly jumps from one thing to another. That’s for people. What about companies? Here’s a brief  »  Read More

Once Upon a Time

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My children have sworn to do me grievous bodily harm if I ever utter the phrase, “When I was your age.” Still, it’s fun to look back and note how things have changed. Once upon a time, phones plugged into the wall. The phone company owned the phone and the wires. A three minute long distance call from NY  »  Read More

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