Dreaming of the Perfect Marriage: Learning and Organizational Strategy

Data suggest that leverage points exist to change employee perceptions. Few chief learning officers (CLOs) disagree they have a mandate to ensure that learning initiatives align with organizational strategy.  A great deal of research exists about how to align the two.  However, what does it look like for employees to connect their learning and development with an actual organization’s strategy? Rod GithensRod specializes in innovation, design, and strategy through his consulting work and as a professor at University of the Pacific.  He helps leaders get results through using innovation and creativity processes,… Read More

Strategy & Strategic Planning

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Successful organizational strategies ensure that the why, how, and what each align. Since 2010, we have helped organizations identify their strategy and develop maps for realizing it. We are experienced facilitators in several results-oriented methods, which vary depending on the organizational context. Strategic planning, when done poorly, wastes time and resources. However, organizations must have a clear strategy to achieve their goals. Results-oriented strategic planning doesn’t need to take months and it can provide a flexible system for understanding the organizational context, providing a vision for the future, proactively addressing potential pitfalls,… Read More