You all have conducted interviews for junior, mid-career, senior, and executive positions. What do you look for in your new hires? If the online/print-media advertisement is something to go by, in your new hires, you are looking for all or… Read More ›
Effective organizations can be compared to a modern vehicle – it has many parts, some moving and others static. Yet, all parts have been put together in a system, to deliver a certain: amount of horse-power, comfort, specific niche like ‘4×4′ off road, town runner, or heavy goods carrier. Every part of a vehicles’ system has a role it plays in making the vehicle meet its niche-standard.
Effective strategy, and note the word EFFECTIVE, is the art of defining the vehicle, the value the vehicle brings to the buyer, and assembling all its moving and static parts, to meet the demand of the buyer.
Strategy is a fascinating art, whose success depends on how EFFECTIVENESS is delivered in organizations
Last week we shared how individuals can make their 2017 resolutions more feasible. This week’s blog switches attention to the organization. Should organizations, like human beings, make new year resolutions? After all, an organization, if run well, will either have… Read More ›
Merry Christmas to you all from Nakabugu in Uganda! So, we concluded blog series 1, the ‘false dichotomy – employees running personal micro-enterprises’ with a question: What fails private micro-enterprises in Uganda? On this 25th Day of December 2016, and… Read More ›
There are four factors of production – land, capital, labour, and entrepreneurship. In the past one needed all four to run a viable enterprise; however, in an increasingly digital and networked world, you may only need a combination of two… Read More ›
We all have been bombarded with news items, video clips, RSS feeds on President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory. Academics are at work trying to understand the emerging phenomena of Trump – let us baptise the new phenomenon ‘Trumpism’. Lecture theatres… Read More ›
At certain points on your leadership journey, you will have confronted matters related to organisational complexity, persistent problems, as well as multiple and ineffective solutions to problems. At times, solutions to problems evade us – problem solving can become a… Read More ›
The Effectiveness lab continues its September 2016 ‘learning from the sayings of the wise’ blog sequel – wise individuals that have left indelible marks in the world. We return yet again to Henry Ford, the industrialist that changed the motor… Read More ›
We all use the words boom and burst, don’t we? Apparently, boom and burst refer to a process of economic expansion and contraction; that occurs frequently. Let us attempt to put ‘boom and burst’ in a layman’s perspective – Nakabugu… Read More ›