Expensive, complex, multi-year initiatives struggle. Well 90%+ do. Internationally the New Zealand Police project INCIS (Integrated National Crime Information System) was small by ‘megaproject’ standards… Read More »What NZ Police’s INCIS project taught me about ‘megaprojects’
This should make for some interesting conversations The expression ‘data-driven’ is widely used these days. Data is seen as the gold streaming through an organization.… Read More »Metrics or gut instinct. Or a balance of the two?
Mid-management is either redundant or repurposed. It’s your choice. The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lock-downs have called into question how we could work and what… Read More »It’s the end of the line for mid-management. Or is it?
Teams can no longer be handicapped by protocol, process and paper. It’s about living plans and getting stuff done, together. New Zealand’s Public Sector Act… Read More »We must obliterate the barriers to organizational collaboration.
Let’s surf this massive wave together and embrace change. Just read a useful McKinsey article about reimagining your business for the post-Covid world. I found… Read More »Covid-19 has accelerated organizational change by some years and that’s sensational
It’s the stats, spreadsheets and carefully crafted reports that really excite us – no really! Think back over the high spots of your careers and… Read More »Business storytelling is fanciful and irresponsible. Not.
Without a Whole-of-Business Living Plan we’re gambling on guesswork, blind luck and reactive tactics Every organization is rethinking its business models. Most of us are… Read More »Our organizations won’t survive without ‘Living Plans’
There’s huge scope to strip out layers, silos, rules and methodologies. All it takes is the mindset shift. Rob Fyfe recently talked about lack of… Read More »The key to working in a post-Covid world is simplify, simplify, simplify.
How do you know? Everybody scrambled to keep their businesses functioning as we headed into lockdown. Many of us were not prepared for a working… Read More »It’s coming – the next black-swan event. Are you ready?
We can continue to label it, and other initiatives, as failures or we can innovate on the world stage. There’s really only one choice worth… Read More »INCIS epitomized major, brutal system failure