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Three Secrets to Thriving in an Organizational Matrix

First, recognize that almost all medium to large organizations are actually matrix organizations. Most of these organizations have a direct “vertical” reporting line based on one organizational dimension and at least one “horizontal” based on another dimension.  Sometimes the formal vertical is a function like development, production, marketing, sales, etc.  Sometimes it’s geographical or line […]

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Disruptive Technologies Create New Growth Opportunities for Your Professional Services Business

New technologies can help professional services businesses to grow their business beyond billing hours of one-to-one client services. The one-to-one service model has dominated the professional service industry for years and the value proposition has been built around a richly personalized one-to-one real-time interaction. Like everything these days, technology has disrupted this model and created […]

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Evil Geniuses Win $6.6 Million Playing Video Games: eSports May Be Good for You

The prevailing parental narrative about video games is that they are likely to be an anti-social addictive waste of time or, at best, mind-numbing entertainment. It might be time to reconsider that narrative. Imagine an arena with tens of thousands of fans and millions watching online cheering for their favorite team in a team-based video […]

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Five Reasons Your Company Is Addicted to Reorganization and How to Survive the Next One

Some companies seem to be in a constant state of reorganization. It’s almost an addiction. If you want to survive reorganizations, you need to be a bridge not a box. More on this in a minute, but first, it helps to understand why companies reorganize so often? 1. Modern enterprises tend to describe themselves in […]

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Is Your Market Going to be Uberfied or AirBnB’d? Disruptive Innovations Coming Your Way

Uber is a “private car for hire” service which uses a mobile app to handle the whole engagement and payment transaction including rating both drivers and riders. It has the taxi industry trying to set up roadblocks. AirBnB matches up people who want to rent out their apartments (trailers, rooms, etc.) with people looking for […]

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