Myth «Management by Objectives»
06.03.2018 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasImpact with side-effects.
Just about every organization does it. And, just about every leader knows it fails to motivate employees for peak performance. Despite that, firms spend millions implementing a system that, however well-intentioned, has negative effects.
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When employee surveys show the same result – year by year
06.03.2018 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasInsights rather than predetermined responses.
We know the results of every employee survey before we even start it: “Communications needs to be improved”, “Strategy is not fully understood”, “Employees don’t feel supported”, … . We get the … Read more
De-cluttering Organization and Leadership
06.03.2018 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasFor sure this sounds familiar to you: more meetings, more reports, more presentations, more justifications, more appraisals, more goals,…, simply more bureaucracy deviates everyone’s attention from what truly matters with higher cost, lost opportunities, and wasted time as a result. It is time to de-clutter management … Read more
When managers and employees go to the beach
06.03.2018 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasAn alternative view on objective agreements.
You have seen it. Towards the end of the year, managers and employees make a deal with themselves. Those that have reached 80% of their performance targets mentally “go to the beach” as they don’t see that they can reach the threshold of their … Read more
Management Model Design
12.11.2017 | Agility Insights AG, Lukas MichelSuccess requires both: a great business model AND a sound management model. The management model is what enables an organisation to actually deliver what its business model says it will deliver to customers... Read more
Bringing Humans Back to Work: Is Democracy the Answer?
20.04.2016 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasToday, most businesses have found themselves operating in turbulent times -there is no such thing as ‘business as usual’ anymore. Over the past years, evidence has emerged of a new way to operate businesses. My research unveiled people-centric management and a high ability to act as the new way to better navigate in this … Read more
When Knowledge Takes the Helm
18.12.2015 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasHow existing capabilities help leaders better cope with the challenges of a turbulent environment...
The Global Peter Drucker Forum 2013 in Vienna has clearly concluded that current managerial practices in many organizations are ill suited to cope with an increasingly complex world. Moreover, they make … Read more
Solutions for management in turbulent times
30.12.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasWhen the business environment changes rapidly, increasing complexity makes organizations inflexible and missing employee engagement threatens performance, then it is time for a stop: a pause for the management team to reflect, think and learn fast rather to embark on the next distorting change program or leadership quick-fix. The pause … Read more
Management Design –Transformation for Turbulent Times
22.12.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasWhen tight goals deliver more mediocrity, when narrow risk limits lead to faulty decisions, when rigorous performance management increases stress rather than performance, when intense communications still does not make sense, and when leaders hide behind emails, then your design of management is likely outdated. Today, most organizations … Read more
Sense making: don’t put your sensors on mute!
09.12.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasPurpose needs to be found not provided!
Entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers are equally challenged by the increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguities of their market environment. I learned that one calls this VUCA time.
Sense making is one of the techniques that helps organiz… Read more
When you lose traction as a successful manager…
23.04.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasThese days, most managers sense that their successful way of getting things done somehow loses effectiveness. For example, your personal performance objectives seem outdated the minute you have agreed them for yourself and your employees, budgets seem not to be able to keep up with the changes in the business, strategy keeps shifting, and … Read more
How Do You Build the Capability for a Dynamic Environment?
23.04.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasToday, leadership teams of most organizations are challenged with the increasing volatility of markets, higher uncertainties, raising complexity, and the ongoing changes at the work place. At the same time, leaders, advisor or coach sense that proven management and advisory recipes lose their impact and interfere with the future-oriented … Read more
The Performance Triangle - The Story
06.09.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasThe new guide for corporate leadership.
“Grounded in a synthesis of great management ideas and concepts from eminent thinkers such as Peter Drucker, Yves Doz and Gary Hamel and the deep and wide real-world experience of the author it will help managers to ask the right questions.” Dr. Richard … Read more
31.03.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasHow do I manage my organization?
... likely is the key question you ask yourself as a business in the moment you have decided on your business model. The response comes from your invisible management model that determines much of how we do things in organizations. Such models are hard to decode, don’t travel … Read more
Attention and Interactions
14.01.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel LukasAn Investment in Attention...
The research leading to ‘The Performance Triangle’ confirms that agile organizations maintain interactive leadership to focus the attention of employees on important things in order to flexibly … Read more
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