Month: April 2014

Amazon Is Paying Their Staff to Quit

Amazon is lauded as one of the world’s most innovative companies – consistently benchmarked by organisations around the world for their ideas and initiative. This year, in his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos again impressed with a range of cutting-edge ideas, aiming to improve customer experience, product initiatives, and introducing new technologies which could be set to again disrupt established services. However it was the …

Leadership – Critical Now More Than Ever

“Never before has leadership been so critical, and never before has it seemed in such short supply.” – Gary Hamel That is not to say that Gary Hamel and Polly LaBerre pin the responsibility of poor leadership on the individuals in those positions, but on the “top-down pyramidal structures” that they work within. The pace of change within the business environment has increased, and continues to do so. In today’s IT-driven …

W.L Gore Confronts Chaos

W.L Gore is lauded as being one of the world’s most innovative organisations and in the last 50 years, has never made a loss. The company , however is not immune from the “velocity of change transforming our economy”. Terri Kelly, the CEO of W.L Gore recently explained her organisations response to this constant pace of change – organisational maturity. “We have one through distinct periods of uncertainty in the past, but …

We Need To Change How We Change

“The only thing that can be safely predicted is that sometime soon your organisation will be challenged to change in ways for which there are no precedent.” – Gary Hamel Today’s organisations are already facing a set of challenges, which are truly unprecedented: Rapid and unrelenting innovation, fueling competition Hundred year-old business models rendered irrelevant overnight Entry barriers tumbling as disruptive innovations become more frequent