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Enjoy your Free Ride – courtesy of your matrix organization

SOCIAL LOAFING IN MATRIX ORGANIZATIONS A matrix organization is a fine thing for the top management, assuming due to the overlay of managers pursuing various different interests of the company, the organization requires much less control from the top, e.g. Sales...
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Trend: smart grid

WHAT COULD MAKE AN ENERGY GRID 'SMART'? Aren't our current energy networks managed by information technology and able to distribute power in a smart way and as required (most of the time)? So far, most of our energy gets produced somewhere centrally in only a few...
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Trend: urbanization

WILL URBANIZATION IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS PLANNING?   The latest news on population growth by Odometer (based on UN stats) informs that planet earth has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011 is projected to reach 8 billion by 2025 is currently growing at a rate of...
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How to turn conversations your way!

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSES - CONSCIOUS MOVING BETWEEN EGO-STATES You will be able to turn conversations, using the different ego states of transactional analysis. Once you understand which ego state is used by your communication partner, you can address it and lead the...
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When you are emotional…then..

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSES - EGO STATES Getting emotional is when 'the child has taken over'. It makes most of us feel bad and 'not ok' feelings take over. The Adult is the mostly used ego state for our usual communication. The parent comes out while talking to children,...
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May the 5 forces be with you

STRATEGIC PLANNING - COMPETITOR ANALYSIS - PORTER 5 FORCES MODEL One very effective way for evaluating the competitive situation of an industry is to use the 5 (or 7) forces screening of Michael Porter. He published his book 25 years ago and it became a 'must read'...
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Games people play

DETECTING BEHAVIOR - TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSES Transactional analyses is the third area described in this blog to understand people's behaviour and prevent taking wrong conclusions. Transactional analyses originate on the studies of Eric Berne. He described ‘games’ we...
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Strategic planning – 3

CREATING A STRATEGY – INFORMATION COLLECTION Its a tedious process but the information is required for the next steps - can't be avoided. Not having certain pieces of information results in guessing or including expectations based on guts feeling - both can be very...
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Learn about Emotional Intelligence

WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DETECTION AND USAGE Does a talent need a high IQ? Yes, some minimum level at least. Will that be sufficient to be successful? No. One might be a brilliant mind, but due to a lack of emotional intelligence not be able to convey content....
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Strategic Planning – 2

CREATING A STRATEGY - VISION & MISSION Below is a visualization of the strategy creation process. It starts with all participants of the creation process getting an aligned view on how the future will look like. As long as each individual has an own opinion,...
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