I was thinking about the role expertise plays in the effectiveness of our businesses, programs, projects and other enterprise efforts. It often strikes me that too many people are involved, saying too many words, for too much time. Why is this so? It d…
If the word ‘digital’ summons images of calculator watches from the late 80s, then you understand my angst. We should be discussing how analog solutions, those with high levels of fidelity and granularity can be leveraged to better understand, predict…
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Often when we are validating IT Architecture we talk about the need to cover the aspects of architecture. This blog Briefly introduces them, and their usage. Continue reading →
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“A Silo mind-set is a mentality sometimes present in companies when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information [collaborate] with others in the same company. This type of mentality reduces the efficiency of the overall operat…
It is interesting to hear people sometimes referring to their company as a person; the company did or said this, what my company has (or not) done for me, etc. But a company is not a person, it does not have self-awareness or own will, it is the individuals that make up an organization who are […]
We often hear and talk about corporate culture but what is it practically ? What is it made of ? How does it influence the functioning of a company and how can it be changed ? One way to attempt to answer these questions is to look at it from the angle of what is explicit/conscious versus what is […]
I was recently attending a business event and I was conversing with a gentleman who happened to be the head of human resources of his company, he was sharing with me that among his employees 15 percents were top performers. I happened to have in mind the statistics by Gallup of the level of employees […]
Employees may sometimes follow their own ideas or instinct. It is good to have engaged, motivated and creative people to favour innovation and progress in the company but this may also induce a problem of cohesion and coherence by preventing a concerted and guided effort towards a common goal. When a concerted effort is necessary, uncoordinated initiatives is […]
Enterprises are sometimes confronted with stagnating situations or projects. These situations may arise because the enterprise might not be able to address them with its own means (organization, infrastructure, methodology, people) and it then requires an external contribution to make things evolve. For example, the enterprise can hire one or more external persons who it hopes will […]
We all unfortunately need to visit a doctor from time to time when we do not feel well. He examines us, he makes a diagnosis and prescribes medications. It rarely comes to our mind to ask him what is the active ingredient of the medication he prescribed to us or if he did well at school […]
In the world of Audit, a Control is basically a mechanism allowing to validate that an organization is functioning in an effective and efficient manner. It is also a way to reveal potential risks, areas of improvement and anti-patterns. Controls allow to assess the gap between the reality and the perception we have of it. […]