Is the Business Model Canvas a Template, Method, or Mindset?
The business model canvas, and its sister format the lean canvas, has become cemented in the lexica of entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation. While its form is familiar to many, its use is quite varied. The relative experience and skill with which it is wielded is a significant factor, but justRead More
Problems across boundaries require a different approach
How do you engage other departments in problems? Most organizations do this at the wrong time. This is why efforts like value stream mapping exist. People we don’t engage across functions on an ongoing basis, we need over-the-top efforts to break in and start to solve those cross-boundary issues. ButRead More
“I disagree” should be celebrated, not stricken
In today’s politically correct world, conflict is avoided seemingly at all costs. But without active conflict management, good decisions cannot be made. I propose we need more tolerance rather than more sensitivity. As a sign of how overly far sensitivity has gone, we were once told not to use theRead More
Collaboration at a Local Level
How do you learn from other companies in your area? How can you help each other? Professional societies and their local member chapters often filled that void, but only within the narrow silo professions in which memberships are formed. Collaboration on a broader level, around topics such as performance andRead More