The most common leadership failure is treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems. This failure is particularly true in strategy design and implementation as the discipline of strategy has not yet caught up to the needs of adaptive challenges.
Would you organise a dinner party with friends without checking on food preferences that might have changed, or competing events that might impact scheduling? Of course not, yet businesses do initiate innovation programmes without making similar checks, or as Rumelt suggested “What’s really going on here?”, or perhaps even Marvin Gaye’s shorter “What’s Going On”
The solution is Throughput Accounting, but let’s understand why cost accounting approaches can distort understanding.
Experience counts for successful change initiatives. Arkaro’s corporate veterans know the theory and have learned practice from experience.
The success rate data on mergers and acquistions is not great. Following personal experience, I was intrigued as to whether learnings neuroscience might help nudge up the success rate. Applying the SCARF model to my experiences was insightful.
2020 is approaching to the end. Needless to say, it has been a very hectic year and the best wishes on January 1st, 2021 will have a specific meaning. I do not remember any year in my career where so many aspects of the business have been impacted
How the story of the Monkey and the Coconut Trap can be a powerful agent for change management.
Arkaro successfully completes a Commercial Excellence Transformation with Solevo’s industrials business. In order to meet better their customer need, Solevo, a provider of agricultural and chemical inputs in Africa, recognised the need to become more customer centric.