Holacracy

Holacracy: We know what we’re doing…

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This great article in Quartz discusses the way a Canadian operation of the engineering giant GE has implemented ‘Holacracy’, a posh way of saying that teams themselves decide how to reach the company’s goals. The logic is simple: nobody is better equipped with the vision to solve practical problems than the teams themselves. Holacracy doesn’t work for everyone (as ever, no strategy works for everyone), but at A2B, we have always  maintained that the best route to efficiency is to leverage the latent talent and goodwill of employees, and there’s no better way to encourage that goodwill than to bother …

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We’re quoted in Fieldfisher’s market audit of SIAM

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At A2B Excellence, we see first hand the new complexities generated by splitting out business activities or procuring incrementally. The “internal market”, focusing on profit-centres, “sticking to the knitting” etc. all promise economies of scale or efficiencies, but can lead to inadvertent complexity. Nowhere is it more apparent than in IT, where multi-sourcing models make sense on paper but can gobble up benefits rapidly with any and every false step. Hence, SIAM – the service integration and management model, which professionalises the business of multi-partner procurement. Top corporate lawyers Fieldfisher have recently published a report on the state of SIAM – …

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Working in a large business? Frustrated? Watch this!

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We’ve gone video crazy in the A2B office – here’s our second one of the week. A2B Consultant Cari Hewer discovered this piece from long-time US consultancy, Bain & Co. It’s a superb discussion of why inertia seeps into large organisations. Officially, it’s an answer to entrepreneurs and founders who successfully make that miracle transformation from minnow to giant, and then wonder why their astronomical growth starts to tail off, why the flavour of the business has changed, why they spend so much time buried in spreadsheets and yet still have no idea what’s actually going on. And indeed, there …

nickWorking in a large business? Frustrated? Watch this!