Scaling to Differentiation

Scaling to Differentiation

I recently wrote about the importance of "Framework Thinking" as a way to simplify how you look at problems, structures, and processes so I thought I would extend that thinking as an example of how you can think about how you organize your business structure. Scaling an organization requires an evolution of maturity in your structures, your processes, and your approach to priority management and without recognizing that need for evolution and a focus on building a solid foundation you can quickly find yourself in crisis mode as you grow. I have written about the importance of foundation as well in the past as it related specifically to building an innovation capability in your organization, but the same concept of foundation applies as you think about your organizational structure. (more…)...
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Simplify Alignment with Framework Thinking

Simplify Alignment with Framework Thinking

Growing a business is hard. Entrepreneurs get started in business with a great idea and the energy to bring it to reality, and then grow the business based on their hard work and hopefully the hard work of a growing team of exceptional team players around them. But at some point the outcomes of that raw desire and entrepreneurial energy start to peak and then turn downward as the organization grows and the coordination of all of those exceptional players starts to become more difficult. What created success as a start-up organization in terms of agility, organic collaboration, and energy-driven execution starts to falter as the number of clients, the scale of the opportunities, and the complexity of the organization rises. (more…)...
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