Author - Gary Frank

An Introduction to Organization Design

This is the first post in a series on the subject of organization design. The Quest for Competitive Advantage Achieving competitive advantage in business has always been a relentless quest.  Any advantage a company can develop and sustain translates into winning and retaining more customers and generating more wealth.  Historically, companies have relied on proprietary technology, a stable, loyal workforce, exclusive access to capital, and control of local markets to create competitive advantage. The last four decades provide an interesting montage...

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Clarity of Purpose

No human enterprise truly succeeds that isn’t clear about the reason it exists, the purpose it serves, and the difference it intends to make. Teams in organizations are no different. This post will explore the importance of getting this ingredient right to enhance team effectiveness. A short story illustrates what’s at stake. (more…)

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The Foundational Importance of Trust to Team and Organization Performance

Whenever I facilitate a teambuilding meeting or executive team retreat, I do an overview at the very beginning that addresses the following three points: (more…)

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