Agile and Resilient Organization Design

29 Dec No Comments Shama Patel Managing Change, Organization

Designing an organization that is both agile and resilient can be very challenging as leaders grapple with a number of complex considerations including: should I set up autonomous functional units versus establishing centers of excellence? should I go deep with industry focused units or get broad with geography based units?

Unleashing the Power of Visualization

3 Mar No Comments Shama Patel Managing Change

Visualization, the power of creating a new reality devoid of the constraints of the past, requires us to look beyond the horizon and dig deep into our conscience. It’s a critical component of strategy development that helps materialize break through thinking and enlist large groups towards a common vision. Despite

Targeted Promotions – Case Study

12 Dec No Comments Shama Patel Decision Making, Managing Change, Strategy Development

A major retailer’s strategic intent was to move towards a more digitized and personalized engagement with members. There was an aggressive push to drive customers to addressable, targeted digital channels while over 90% of revenues came from in-store foot traffic.The situation was further complicated by the extreme focus on physical

Sustaining Momentum to Drive Change

25 Feb No Comments Shama Patel Managing Change

“We have lost momentum!” These our words that chill the hearts of committed change leaders. They understand that momentum is critical to the success of a change program. It embodies an inherent force that propels teams into action and a positive energy that miraculously creates more momentum. Every change program

Establishing a Change Agenda – Case Study

12 Aug No Comments Shama Patel Case Studies, Managing Change

The company planned to invest $100M in replacing obsolescent technology. Upon analysis, it was discovered another $150M would be required to meet the necessary objectives. Business leaders were at a cross-roads and a thorough analysis was required to determine next steps and re-establish the program on the right footing. The situation

Strategic Planning – Case Study

10 Jun No Comments Shama Patel Managing Change, Portfolio Management

The client was embarking on an annual strategic planning exercise and realized that the existing IT organization and system was seriously constrained in its ability to launch new services in a timely manner without considerable manual intervention. There was a risk the client would be perceived as unresponsive to the

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