Organization Design: Form Follows Function

In 1896, the architect Louis Sullivan, the father of the modern steel skyscraper and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, coined the maxim “form follows function” in an article titled The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. Sullivan’s vanguard approach broke from the prevailing approach of his day, which could be characterized as “form follows precedent.” Note Sullivan’s ...
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The Missing Link: Talent Optimization

For organizations who are serious about getting where they want to go, talent optimization is everything. Most organizations have a strategic plan. All organizations have specific business results they hope to achieve. What lies between plans and results is PEOPLE. Ironically, we find most organizations skipping over the objective assessment of whether they have the ...
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Management is a one-on-one sport

When I joined ADVISA I spent a lot of time with one of our seasoned Management Consultants, John Ranalletta.  I remember him telling a group of leaders and managers that management is a one-on-one sport.   That has always stuck with me because he’s right. Leaders and managers must build individual relationships with their people to ...
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