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ful, or becoming a completely different enterprise. There
is no beginning and end. It is comprehensive and ongoing,
and should be considered an evolutionary approach to
adapting to external volatility and unpredictability. The key
is organization alignment: determining how and when to
adapt different organization levers to ensure that all levers
are working toward the same outcome. The goal is more
about acceleration than transformation. We often work
with companies to assess their organization alignment and
readiness in seven areas to transform (or better yet, advance)
themselves (see Table 1).
In addition to understanding market dynamics, having
clarity around business differentiators, and developing a solid yet adaptable strategy, corporate executives must ensure
these organization accelerators are aligned for success. It is
critical to have an honest calibration with both quantitative
and qualitative evidence. Due to never-ending change in
markets, talent, and technology, no company is ever 100 percent aligned, providing the basis for constant evolution over
dramatic transformation. Business leaders should know the
strengths and constraints for each and always have a roadmap to advance forward.
We have a retail client that is growing at a torrid pace, expected to double its business and stores over the next three
years. Despite their past success, there were concerns about
their ability to keep up the pace and whether they have the
leadership and organization capacity to grow two times their
size. They are not trying to "transform" because their success
formula works. The company leaders, however, do recognize
that they must "evolve," beginning with a comprehensive yet
candid organization diagnostic. After a series of strategy and
organization reviews, key leader interviews, critical talent
focus sessions, brief alignment survey, and digging deep
into their business operations, we provided a balanced view
on organization strengths and constraints related to their
ambitious growth strategy.

In addition to understanding market
dynamics, having clarity around
business differentiators, and
developing a solid yet adaptable
strategy, corporate executives
must ensure these organization
accelerators are aligned for success.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2

From The Executive Editor
From The Guest Editors
Perspectives
Transforming Organizations to a Digital World
Achieving Alignment in an Age of Disruptive Velocity
Improving Organization Performance by Optimizing Organization Design
Case Study: From Regional to Global: Using a Strategy to Align a Multinational Organization
Understanding Culture and Subcultures for Efficient and Sustainable Transformation
Redefining Transformation
Executive Roundtable
Linking Theory + Practice
Thought Leaders
Book Reviews
Leadership Insights
People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Cover1
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - From The Executive Editor
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - From The Guest Editors
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Perspectives
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Transforming Organizations to a Digital World
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Achieving Alignment in an Age of Disruptive Velocity
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Improving Organization Performance by Optimizing Organization Design
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Case Study: From Regional to Global: Using a Strategy to Align a Multinational Organization
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Understanding Culture and Subcultures for Efficient and Sustainable Transformation
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Redefining Transformation
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Executive Roundtable
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Linking Theory + Practice
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Thought Leaders
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Book Reviews
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People & Strategy Spring 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 2 - Leadership Insights
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