Truth be told, even after several decades of Silicon Valley leading the way, and an incredible amount of research demonstrating the power of teams and an empowered work force, the majority of organizations are stuck in the authoritarian model of old (especially manufacturing), or even more stuck in the hyper-democratic models that tried to offer a correction in the last half of the 20th century (especially charities and denominational bodies).
The Organizational Development Muse
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Organizational Governance, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational systems, open vs. closed organizational systems
(From the chapter "The Self-Aware Leader," as written by Mark L. Vincent)
My wife and I are long-time and happy time-share owners. We use them for recreation and business. We use them as a way to gather friends and colleagues. We use them as a way to slow down our pace, and amazingly, to increase our productivity (but only when we aren't outside having fun).
If you search the web for images of "rut" or "groove" you get pretty much the same set of photos. Look more closely and you will see a few different images in the results. Where they differ is that "rut" tends to produce more photos of desert tire tracks and "groove" tends to gather images of vinyl records and people dancing.
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership development, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, organizational groove,, rut or groove,
I'm finally reading Michael Watkins' The First 90 Days in book form. I'd read a couple of summary articles previously. Two stand out items have already gripped me. They gripped me enough to send them to my Convene Team members earlier today. Here are those insights--reflecting how deeply the concrete gets set in the first three months of any new hire, any new position, and any major organizational change:
Topics: organizational development consulting, leadership succession, succession, contextual leaders, King David, ending well, Joshua, leadership arts, King Solomon, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational life cycle