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Entries by Ron Ashkenas from 06/2011

When Managing Complexity, Less Is More

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded -- whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work.

You've Been Reorganized. Now What?

| Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

By themselves, reorganizations rarely solve problems or improve corporate performance. No matter the structure, there still will be tensions, competition for resources and misalignment. There is no such thing as a "perfect" structure.

Get Your Piece of the Merger Dividend

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

Post-merger/acquisition integration is like a change project on steroids. There is an overwhelming amount of work to be done with insufficient time and resources available to do it.