Tag Archives: Operating Model

Agile Organisations: A presentation by Roger Perry

  Our Managing Director, Roger Perry, recently presented at events in Melbourne and Sydney. They were attended by industry executives and managers, each sharing their perspectives on Agile and how to successfully deploy it. We also heard from contemporary Agile leaders who are well advanced in embedding these structures into their organisations. The material presented […]

Outsourcing pays – but only if you’re smart about it

Outsourcing pays – but only if you’re smart about it As markets develop, outsourcing options proliferate. That’s a good thing, but we need to play the game cleverly. By Roger Perry In an ever-shrinking world we have an ever-expanding set of options to improve quality and productivity. We have a plethora of new technologies and […]

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 […]

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 […]