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 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.

At the end of April, strategy experts from diverse industries met up in Stuttgart, Germany, for the 18th Annual Strategic Management Conference. This year’s focus: future markets developing rapidly. SOLYP as a cooperation partner of the event participated with their own stand. We summarized the exciting talks for you in our follow-up report.

Grant’s and Sandberg’s Option B

Wednesday, 07. March 2018

In his latest book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”, the organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses the topic resilience. Co-author is no one less than Facebook-COO Sheryl Sandberg, who after her husband’s unexpected death had to deal with the question: What can you do if option A – in this case sharing her life with her husband Dave – is no longer an option? The answer: Make the most of option B! Numerous personal stories in Sandberg’s and Grant’s book illustrate how this can be achieved. Moreover, these stories are underpinned by profound scientific findings.