Strategy

When Worlds Collide: Culture and Strategy

When Worlds Collide: Culture and Strategy

Is culture an excuse for not getting anything done in your organization?
 
I once worked on a CEO succession planning project for a medium sized company in the Southeast. There were five internal candidates, all of whom were on the Executive Leadership Team and played key roles in formulating the company’s five year strategic plan. Four were long-term employees and the fifth had joined the company 16 months earlier. 

Teams at the Top

Teams at the Top

Most organizations have executive or senior leadership teams comprised of the CEO, COO, and functional and business unit heads.

The members of these 6-20 person teams are generally responsible for determining organizational strategy and structure; setting performance targets and budgets; making policy; and managing the business. Top teams often determine the fate of organizations and their unique problems merit additional comment.