Want Greater Team & Organizational Productivity? Fix the Strategy-Execution Disconnect

Most companies have solid strategies that quickly become undermined by insufficient implementation and poor productivity. Here’s how to fix the strategy-execution disconnect.   According to HBR, 95% of employees are unaware of, or do not understand their company’s strategy. It gets worse: strategic planning, process execution and analytics that track progress are largely disconnected from…

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Strategy and Design for Organizational Collaboration & Team Effectiveness

“Organizational Lag” is today’s biggest competitive threat. Here are the collaboration design principles that any organization or team can use to ensure effectiveness.   To say that the world has changed over the last 25 years is a colossal understatement. We’ve experienced various disruptions – the internet, smartphones, tablets, apps, the cloud, electric self-driving cars,…

Venture Capital & Start-up Collaboration – The Future is about Scalable Processes & Metrics

The next Silicon Valley Venture Capital Trend: Collaborative Dashboards and Shared Metrics. Many of us here at upBOARD have built our careers in the startups of Silicon Valley. As the years have gone by, we’ve developed working connections—and friendships!—with investors, small and large. While we’re not actively seeking investment right now (sorry, but thanks for…