Fuzzy Vision

Corporate vision and mission don't inspire people; lack of strategic alignment; people don't know where the organization is going and what it is trying to achieve in the future >>>


Create a Corporate Vision  >>  Shared Vision    Strategic Intent



Lack of Leadership Skills

Fear of change; leaders lack entrepreneurial spirit Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book; leadership style on the part of top management is either too directive or too hands-off; managers do not lead, they just administrate and micromanage; weak leadership development program.  >>>


12 Leadership Roles    Inspirational Leader    Leadership-Management Synergy





Discouraging Culture

No shared values; lack of trust; blame culture; focus on problems, not opportunities; people don't have fun at work; diversity is not celebrated; failures are not tolerated; people lose confidence in their leaders and systems.


No-blame Culture    Culture of Creative Dissatisfaction    Questioning Culture  ●  Fun 



High Bureaucracy

Bureaucratic organizational structures with too many layers; high boundaries between management layers; slow decision making; too close monitoring of things and subordinates; too many tools and documents discouraging creative thinking; bureaucracy is tolerated.


Get Rid of Bureaucracy    Examples  >>  GE  /  ABB



Lack of Initiative

Poor motivation and encouragement; people do not feel their contributions make a difference; management fails to engage the organization effectively; people work defensively and not creatively, they do their job, and are not to empowered to do nothing more.


How To Take Initiative at Work    Intrapreneur    Employee Performance Management





Poor Vertical Communication

The is no Guiding Principles; people have no clue of the big picture and do not feel that their contributions are important; too much uncertainty; people don't know what top-managers are thinking and planning because managerial communication  is poor.


Weighted Guiding Principles  >>  Examples    Motivation and Communication



Poor Cross-functional Collaboration

Functional mindset;  lack of cross-functional goals and cross-functional collaboration spirit; functional, no enterprise-wide business process management; no cross-functional management committees; lack of or powerless cross-functional teams and Smart business architects Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book capable of building business synergies.


How To Prevent Innovation from Putting Roots Down in Your Organization: 10 Humorous Tips



Poor Teamwork

No organizational commitment to team culture; lack of shared and worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play as part of a team Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book are tolerated; teams are too large; weak intellectual teamwork; lack of shared rewards >>>


Synergistic Team    Team Creativity  >>  10 Tips    Cross-functional Innovation Teams





Poor Idea and Knowledge Management

Advanced ideation techniques are not adopted; cross-pollination of ideas is not facilitated; no creativity, idea and knowledge management strategies and evaluation systems; "know-it-all" attitude; "not invented here" syndrome.


Advanced Ideation Techniques    Innoball  INNOBALL  >>  Achieve Much More    10 KITT






 Albrecht's Law:
Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity.


Educational Failure Stories

Example of a Losing Organisation



Organizational Transformation

Organizational change is needed, but resistance to change is very high?

Prepare to Win!



Know Your Enemies  >>  Enemies of Change  /  Enemies of Innovation

How To Overcome Resistance to Change: KoRe 10 Tips