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Organizational Silos: When is it time to “Defragment”?

Theoretically and historically, organizations fall into one of several types; functional, divisional, or matrix structures, to name a few. Scientific management has shaped how we approach the division of labor, and it has some undeniable premises—regardless of the bad rap it gets. One of those problems, of course, is organizational silos. …  

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3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Creativity

Your team may not consider themselves creative, but everybody has ideas. Between 60 and 80 thousand thoughts buzz through our heads each day, meaning a team of 10 has around 25,000 to 3,3000 thoughts in a one-hour meeting. Even more conservative estimates put the daily figure at around 50k; slash the meeting time to 30 minutes and we're still looki…  

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3 Leadership Lessons From Musk and Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation Debate

A few months ago, Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen shared his thoughts on Tesla’s plans for entering the Chinese market with its own factory. This came close on the heels of the 53 billion dollar giant announcing its intention to streamline its workforce by 7 percent, break out of its premium niche market, and move into more affordable ele…  

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