Archive | January, 2008

SMART Objectives

Over at Crossderry, Paul talks about the challenges of choosing SMART objectives for performance evaluations. As he points out, coming up with good objectives isn’t easy and, all too often, managers and employees settle for ones that are innocuous and toothless. I wish the situation were otherwise but in most companies there’s no compelling reasons…

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Adjacency strategy

Beyond the core blue ocean strategy

Lately I’ve been reading Chris Zook’s Beyond the Core which describes how an organization can continue to grow after its core business has plateaued by finding adjacent oportunities that both leverage and reinforce its core strengths.  Zook recommends a series of small, harmonious adjacent moves to maximize long-term growth.   To quote Dilbert, organizations should “enhance [their] strategy into the…

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