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A frontline team helped a 100-year-old furniture manufacturer overcome its quality issues—and an ingrained aversion to change.
To compete for a crucial contract, a services unit at Alstom Transport needed to make transformation sustainable in the long term. Its improvement offers lessons for senior managers in how to secure lasting change.
In the latest Shakespeare event series, senior leaders draw insights from the Elizabethan age by looking at the role leaders play in determining company culture.
By changing the mind-sets of its frontline staff, a Fortune 100 company was able to liberate itself from the shackles of information technology.
Examining four key protagonists of Shakespeare’s plays can yield timeless insights about how to manage culture change in an organization.
Good things happen when companies view employees as active advocates and participants of change programs—and not merely as the target of changes delivered from “on high.”
Big data will be increasingly important for asset managers, but many organizations are unsure how to proceed. A three-step process can help.
Forcing organizational change from on high rarely works. Corporate transformations work best when leaders identify the relevant issues but then let their frontline workers find the answers.
Your strategy may be brilliant, but without the involvement, support, and creativity of your frontline workers, it’s likely to go nowhere fast.
Leaders who have been most successful at shifting their company culture employ four key principles for success. This video interview shares insights from the field.
The META approach can be used to spur acceleration at four levels: strategy, organizations, teams, and leaders.
The key to a successful transition is preparation. This video interview discusses how to set yourself up for success when considering a move to a new company.
In business, how fast is fast enough? The authors of the book Accelerating Performance delve into a research-based method for determining the optimal metabolism for your organization.
Many mergers fail to realize their full potential because of conflicting cultures. But a systematic approach to addressing culture can help overcome this costly obstacle.
Cultivating self-awareness can help leaders to be more effective. This video interview explains how to develop this self-awareness using the concept of the “mood elevator.”
Six tips can help teams avoid groupthink, which impedes unconventional thinking and prevents team members from productively challenging their own ideas.
A survey of senior executives highlights what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to attracting and retaining talent in China.
Join Accelerating Performance coauthor Colin Price and be among the first to discover the science behind the "drive factors" that enable companies to outperform competitors.
The global convenience store retailer is challenging retailing’s status quo through business model innovation and out-of-the-box partnerships.
By forgoing leisurely onboarding and induction processes, boards can ensure directors get off to a fast start.