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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Organizations of the Future

CFO Magazine asks: "Are you ready for the organization of the future?"

The BusinessPundit responds: The future is in self organizing, dynamic, flexible organizations. Why aren't very many companies moving in that direction? Who wants to be responsible for the results of a group without being allowed to micromanage the group? I'll tell you who - a manager that spends time training staff and setting clear expectations.

BOTTOMLINE: Organizations of the future will be built on trust, authenticity, and empowerment - not control and micromanagement.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

On Leading Change: An interview with P&G's CEO

Six Disciplines, among many things, is a catalyst for organizational change. What can a small business CEO learn about leading organizational change - from the CEO of Proctor & Gamble?


In this McKinsey Quarterly interview, Alan G. Lafley, CEO and longtime insider, recounts how he orchestrated recent change at P&G.

Lafley describes his role helping managers to make strategic choices by challenging their deeply held assumptions. While many companies assume that outsiders are needed to shake things up,

Lafley argues his 25 years in operations give him a depth of understanding that allows for 'more intelligent' risk taking.