The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted, Again.

Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again. If you’ve followed my Inc.com column, you know I work with both big companies and start-ups around the world. My research, consulting and speaking give me a glimpse into the fledgling trends and upstarts that will one day…

Online Huddle Board

The Future of Huddle Boards is Here – How Online Huddle Boards Foster Agile Team Collaboration & Innovation

There’s no shortage of team collaboration tools and processes out there. Not surprising. Every organization needs to become more agile and move faster than ever in today’s environment. Huddle boards first gained widespread use in the healthcare industry. Teams would “huddle” together each day for a few minutes and determine their most important tasks, and…

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…

organizational lag

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…