Sometimes pictures can say more than words. Here’s a simple flow chart to help diagnose organizational health and a quick poll.
The top part of this chart is where culture and leadership matters most. The bottom is where capability matters most. The two need to work in sync for a healthy firm. If your firm’s problems are at the top – it’s a leadership problem.. If it’s at the bottom, it’s a capability problem. Employees at most large firms spend way too much time arguing about the bottom – Strategy, Plan and Action when the problem might be elsewhere. (fish rots from the head)
Take a look at the chart below and please take our poll below the chart. What’s your firm’s problem area?
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Prabhakar Gopalan is an entrepreneur and growth strategist. In 15+ years, he has worked in a diverse set of roles including consulting, systems engineering, IT architecture, product management, product marketing and corporate strategy. He speaks on management, innovation and strategy. Follow Prabhakar on Twitter.