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“I did not ask for a strategy. I may not know all the nice words and theories, but you told me nothing new.
I knew my industry it is good, I know I have to produce custom structures and expand to halls. I know I should have financial reporting, I know I should have good people, I know I should have forecasts.
I am trying to get them since two years now. But nothing happened.
You show me a nice plan. Where is the rest? I need the execution!”
“Never forget implementation, boys. In our work it's what I call the 'missing 98 percent' of the client puzzle.”
Al McDonald, former McKinsey Managing Director
“82% of Fortune 500 CEO's surveyed indicated that they feel their organization did an effective job of strategic planning. Only 14% of the same CEO's indicated that their organization did an effective job of implementing the strategy.”
“Strategy is for C-level. Let the ‘Grunts’ handle execution.”
“We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.”
Herb Kelleher, CEO of Southwestern Airlines
“The last thing IBM needs now is a vision.”
“The only way to whip an army is to go out and fight it.”
Managers do things right.
Leaders do the right thing.
Windows Vista Ultimate is listed at $499 Canadian which translates into
$450.36 in USD.
Home Premium is listed at $299 or $269.86 USD, Vista Ultimate Upgrade is
priced at $299 or $269.86 USD, while Home Premium Upgrade is $199 or $179.60
On the business side, Microsoft listed Windows Vista Business at a price
that equates to $341 in U.S. currency, 7 percent less than what Microsoft
charges in Canada for Windows XP Professional.
The Change Formula has been stated in a variety of ways by several writers on change. One of these writers, Michael Beer, in "Organizational Change and Development" expressed it as follows:
"The difficulty of creating readiness for change, may be thought of in terms of the cost of changing to organizational members. Change will occur only when these costs are outweighed by a number of factors which can create positive motivation to change. This relationship between positive forces which support change, and the cost of change, may be expressed in the following change formula.
Ch = D x M x P > C
Ch = Change
D = Dissatisfaction with the status quo
M = A new model for managing or organizing
P = A planned process for managing change
C = Cost of change to individuals and groups
The article presents another view on the change. One should take care of “vision”, “process”, and “discomfort”. I personally prefer the process view: “unfroze-move-refroze”. It allows me to view the change as a living process to as a “frozen” formula.