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Improve Management

When experience becomes incompetence

Experience is overrated. Experience can actually mean incompetence and that is when you need change.

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Management

The end of the hourly work

Paying by the hour is dead. Managing by objectives takes place.

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Agile – A guide for leaders and managers

A bittersweet guide for leaders and managers on Agile. What do you need to know, how to think about projects and more

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Management

On internal monopolies

Internal monopolies are created when companies decided to centralize services without taking close care of the alignment of incentives.

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Talking about work Vs. Doing work

A case for prototyping over theorizing Big room, several people and lots of opinions. There’s coffee, maybe snacks and a presentation is ready to roll.  Someone had the idea to assemble this group to discuss this new project. The issue is: this is the 5th meeting.  No real result to show so far.  So far, the […]

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Strategy

The hardest part of Business Strategy

This is called focus. The hardest part is the focus In the past years, it has become commonplace to dismiss strategy work as paperwork combined with hefty presentations. While this is often the case, it is more a symptom than a disease. While it coming up with a sound strategy is something most companies can […]

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Digitalization Management

Digitalization: how to handle excess people

Much has been written about the future of work and how humans will be aided or replaced by robots and intelligent algorithms. However, an important point is left out of the discussion: how should you handle the extra people now available? Idle hands are the devil’s workshop No technological revolution has resulted in fewer jobs. If […]

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Management

Incentives and skin in the game

Suppose you are working in a company where your work is audited from time to time. Your performance perception is directly linked to the amount of issues found in these audits. More issues, worse performance. At the same time your management tells you that you need to be bolder, take more risks, aim higher (and […]