Building your virtual enterprise

To innovate, even established companies need new forms of organisation, such as the virtual enterprise or collaborative network. By Roger Perry It’s 3am and you are fast asleep. Strangely, as a product executive for an edgy pharmaceuticals firm you would often be awake at this time, worrying about whether the company was about to blow a […]

Sun Tzu and the zen of organisational design

  Sun Tzu and the zen of organisational design Zen masters & Sun Tzu’s insights resonate today, as businesses look for organisational design that will help it adapt to ever-present challenges. By Roger Perry Sun Tzu’s famous military treatise, The Art of War, is one of the world’s most frequently referenced leadership texts. Yet what is not […]

High performance and clarity of operations strategy

High performance and clarity of operations strategy High performance and clarity of operations strategy are a common pairing because it is operational processes and functions that deliver to customers. By Roger Perry The 18th century thinker politician Thomas Walpole famously commented that, “When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun […]

Why your business needs to develop agility to thrive

Why your business needs to develop agility to thrive At a time where nimble players and business models can swipe profitable niches, you need to develop agility as your best competitive capability. By Roger Perry In his famous text Tao Te Ching, the Chinese philosopher Lau Tzu wrote that “the soft and supple are the companions of […]

Agile thinking

Survival means adaptability; agile thinking provides leaders with new ways to evolve their organisation. By Roger Perry Organisations need to be more responsive and adaptive in the face of an accelerating pace of change. Agile thinking enables companies to deliver products and services faster while involving customers and staff in improvement cycles they genuinely enjoy. Case […]

Aligning leaders with an operating model

An agreed operating model can be the difference between an aligned leadership team and a fumbled execution of strategy. By Roger Perry When the chairperson of a respected enterprise asked me to lead what can only be called a ‘restructuring rescue’ it quickly became clear that the board and management were not aligned on strategy. I […]