As organisations grow, the mini ecosystem operating within them become more complex. The management of issues such as process, performance, culture, innovation and change increase in importance and the key challenge becomes balancing the impact of any one on the others.
Each demands a greater understanding and to become a specialist in them all can effectively takes you out of the business for long periods of time. Increasingly the solution is to buy in the expertise required, but that in itself can be a challenge. A process specialist for example may not have the same levels of skill to manage the change and cultural issues that result. Read the rest of this entry »