Strategic Thinking Can Smash Silos

Whether you work in a company with 10 employees or 10,000, there’s a good chance you have structures used for the bulk storage of grain, coal, or wood chips, commonly referred to as silos. For more than one thousand years, silos have been an effective method of containing and protecting valued materials. Silos are good at keeping … Continue reading Strategic Thinking Can Smash Silos

“What’s the Plan, Stan?”: Step 4 in Resource Allocation

After a determination has been made where resources should be allocated to provide the greatest differentiated value to customers, a plan for leading and monitoring the execution is needed. An article published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday entitled “Strategic Plans Lose Favor,” discussed how the traditional strategic plan is becoming obsolete. Any strategic plan … Continue reading “What’s the Plan, Stan?”: Step 4 in Resource Allocation