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6 Culture Trends for 2018

December 21, 2017

Organizations everywhere are trying to influence greatness, improve the employee experience, and build cultures employees want to engage with, yet every year brings new changes and challenges. What should organizations expect for 2018? 

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Organization Alignment, the Key to Resource Optimization

November 14, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

How do I optimize my resources? It is the perennial question for today’s businesses. Our philosophy is that aligned organizations can better optimize their resources to create both great efficiencies as well as desired growth. To accomplish both ...

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Using Organizational Alignment to Absorb Complexities

November 8, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions
Competition has changed the corporate landscape and the way we must do business. Differentiation in the marketplace used to be much simpler: focus on making a great product or providing an improved or much-needed service.Those days are gone. ... Read more
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Implementing a New Business Model That Creates Customer Stickiness

November 5, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Businesses work hard to create and market products and services that solve customer problems and fill customer needs. But, what creates the kind of customer loyalty that brands like Amazon or Apple enjoy? What is it that makes us repeatedly ...

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Core Principles to Build a Successful a Talent Community

October 30, 2017 | TalentWave
Last month we announced the launch of our talent community solution. TalentBridge® is TalentWave’s technology-enabled service that enables a client to curate a community of independent workers who are already known to the organization and that ... Read more
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It’s Not a Silver Bullet, It’s Systemic Diagnosis

October 29, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

What do you do when an aspect of your business doesn’t go as planned or in the way you had hoped? As executives, we’ve all experienced this. What does it take to properly diagnose the issue and ultimately develop a solution? Where do you start in ...

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The Importance of Building a Change Platform

October 23, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions
Today’s marketplace has become an environment of continuous change. As a result, many businesses struggle to adapt as multiple areas of their organizations simultaneously experience change of some sort. In a recent webinar, I discussed how change ... Read more
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How to Effectively Implement Organization Change

October 17, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions
I am often asked how to implement organization change. Effective implementation starts with the leadership team. The role of leadership in change management is to... Read more
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Matrix Organization Design: How to Get the Most Out of It

October 15, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions
When people talk about matrix organizations, different ideas come to mind. In the most straightforward sense, a matrix organization is when one individual formally reports to two or more managers (solid and dotted lines). We might also say that ... Read more
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How Proper Diagnosis Leads to Change Transformation Success

October 11, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions
The times of “stasis” in organization life are nearly gone, and the notion of being “Always on” transformation has gained more traction than ever (BCG). New frameworks, improvement approaches, and ways of working (such as Agile and digital ... Read more