Organizations today face increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders and relentless global competition, forcing them to become more innovative in everything they do and produce. If the competition is improving faster than you are, it is only a matter of time until you are irrelevant and out of business!
The first step in the journey to become the designer of the organization you really want is to understand the forces for change and the stakeholders. The "do it yourself (DIY) Stakeholder-Focus Labs address the “Why of Change.” You will identify the forces that are pressuring you to change your organization and your leadership. Then you will identify the key stakeholders, what they want, and how well the organization is meeting their needs. The forces and stakeholders are the foundation for [re]designing and leading organizations that produce sustainable value for multiple stakeholders.
Forces for Change Lab #1
While the motivation for change varies widely, there must be enough tension to overcome the inertia of satisfaction with the status quo. The framework starts with identifying the forces of change specific to your organization and context. What are the external “pushing” forces for change? What are the “pulling” forces of change? What is the vision of a new desired future? Are these sufficient to overcome the inertia of the status quo? How can you leverage these forces to move your organization forward? The lab includes five lessons.
Key Concepts – Understand the Forces for Change concepts, components, and relationships and how they contribute to leadership and organization [re]design to achieve sustainable excellence.
Application – Identify key Forces for Change for your organization using the downloadable Worksheet(s).
Assessment – Evaluate your forces for change and how well your organization applies the Forces for Change to achieve sustainable excellence.
Leader as Organization Designer – Apply collaborative leadership concepts to the organization designer leadership activities associated with identifying and leveraging the Forces for Change.
[Re]Create – Apply what you have learned about the Forces for Change to improve your organization and leadership.
Stakeholder Value Lab #2
Sustainable excellence requires the organization to create value for multiple stakeholders, including the workforce, customers, investors, suppliers and partners, community, and the natural environment. The focus on stakeholder needs and relationships helps provide a common alignment point for the strategy, systems, scorecard, and overall organization design for sustainable excellence. In short, high-performing organizations are systems where a highly talented and engaged workforce along with high-performing suppliers and partners create great products, services, and customer experiences resulting in repeat and referral business, which helps grow the top line. In other words, they create ever-increasing value for all stakeholders. The task in this lab is to understand the stakeholders’ needs and desires and how well your organization is meeting those needs. The lab includes five lessons.
Key Concepts – Understand the concepts, components, and relationships of Stakeholder Value and how they contribute to leadership and organization [re]design for sustainable excellence.
Application – Apply the key Stakeholder Value concepts to your organization using the downloadable Worksheet(s).
Assessment – Evaluate how well your organization applies the key concepts of Stakeholder Value to achieve sustainable excellence.
Leader as Organization Designer – Apply collaborative leadership concepts to the organization designer leadership activities associated with creating Stakeholder Value.
[Re]Create – Apply what you have learned about creating sustainable Stakeholder Value to improve your organization and leadership.
Includes 10 Online Instructional Videos + Text - Over 90 Minutes
Includes 10 Downloadable PDF Workbooks - Over 160 Pages
Includes over 35 Downloadable Editable PowerPoint Worksheets