Vadim Kotelnikov    

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

Why Organizations Fail


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Albrecht's Law:
Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization,
will tend toward collective stupidity.





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Fuzzy Vision: Corporate vision and mission don't inspire people; lack of strategic alignment; people don't know where the organization is going and what it is trying to achieve in the future>>>

Lack of Leadership Skills: fear of change; leaders lack entrepreneurial spirit Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book; leadership style on the part of top management is either too directive or too hands-off; managers do not lead, they just administrate and micromanage; weak leadership development program.  >>>

Discouraging Culture: no shared values; lack of trust; blame culture; focus on problems, not opportunities; people don't have fun at work; diversity is not celebrated; failures are not tolerated; people lose confidence in their leaders and systems.


High Bureaucracy: bureaucratic organizational structures with too many layers; high boundaries between management layers; slow decision making; too close monitoring of things and subordinates; too many tools and documents discouraging creative thinking; bureaucracy is tolerated.

Lack of Initiative: poor motivation and encouragement; people do not feel their contributions make a difference; management fails to engage the organization effectively; people work defensively and not creatively, they do their job, and are not to empowered to do nothing more.

Poor Vertical Communication: the is no Guiding Principles; people have no clue of the big picture and do not feel that their contributions are important; too much uncertainty; people don't know what top-managers are thinking and planning because managerial communication  is poor.

Poor Cross-functional Collaboration: functional mindset;  lack of cross-functional goals and cross-functional collaboration spirit; functional, no enterprise-wide business process management; no cross-functional management committees; lack of or powerless cross-functional teams and Smart business architects Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book capable of building business synergies.

Poor Teamwork: no organizational commitment to team culture; lack of shared and worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play as part of a team Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book are tolerated; teams are too large; weak intellectual teamwork; lack of shared rewards>>>

Poor Idea and Knowledge Management: advanced ideation techniques are not adopted; cross-pollination of ideas is not facilitated; no creativity, idea and knowledge management strategies and evaluation systems; "know-it-all" attitude; "not invented here" syndrome.



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