SOLYP-Blog

Many know the feeling all too well that the sheer number of meetings prevents them from getting their regular tasks done. In fact, research by Bain has revealed that many office workers spend up to 50 percent of their working time in meetings. Since there are so many meetings to attend, neglecting other things cannot be neglected – this causes frustration. Moreover, meetings quite frequently don‘t lead to any considerable results. 

A guest article by Edouard Gruwez
 

In the past months, we helped half a dozen global organizations to articulate their strategy. When people talk about 'the strategy', they are referring to a bulky slide deck destined for the executive committee or the board. Many companies report two problems with corporate strategy: First, they really struggle to cook up a strong, coherent and engaging strategy. Second, many stakeholders are frustrated by the strategy creation process.

A guest article by Dagmar Recklies
 

Cross-sectoral innovation means transferring approaches from other branches to one’s own field of business and thus creating something new. This concept is becoming a more and more important strategic tool in many companies. The reasons for this are obvious: Mature business areas, product groups and markets without big growth potentials meet disruptive change. Software-driven business models affect long-established industry structures. The expectations and needs of customers, who themselves often enough are under pressure to innovate, have changed.

A guest article by Moritz Weissman
 

Medium-sized enterprises keep on telling me that they are so occupied with their operational business that there were only few opportunities to think strategically, to reflect and to be creative so the enterprise could make progress at last. Others simply mix up planning horizons. But: operational and strategic planning are no opposite poles excluding each other!

A guest article by Milon Gupta
 

Having a good strategy is no guarantee for a successful business. The crucial thing is how organizations implement their strategies. And this is something a lot of organizations need to catch up with. In my experience, both, big enterprises as well as small companies, make the same mistakes in implementing. Checking your own organization regularly and self-critically is the only way to discern those and other mistakes in time and to avoid them.