Guru’s of the 20th century have coined valid terms about management and leadership:

  • DEMING: Management is prediction
  • DRUCKER: Management is putting resources into results
                         A good manager is reliable and effective:
        •   Reliability is promising what is achievable and achieving what was promised
        •   Effectiveness is doing the right things rather than doing things right
  • EINSTEIN: it is insane to continue to do the same and expect different outcomes

Leadership is one of the differentiating factors of (successful) organizations. As businesses grow, their founders are “forced” to take on board collaborators to help them satisfy market demand. At the same time, they are “forced” to delegate part of the job they did themselves before. This requires TRUST, which is common sense but never a given.

Bigger organizations are prone to suffer game playing, office politics, dysfunction due to lack of transparency and proper communication, organizational complexities and many more. There is significant potential to improve organizational productivity by removing politics, organizational ambiguity and the like.

STABER productivity reserves

Our experience is that typical organizations suffer between 30% to 70% of office politics. There is significant potential to improve productivity by streamlining communication, removing such office politics, rectifying organizational ambiguity and the like.

STABER Organisation - global

It starts by defining the right organization, which depends whether the business is national, regional, multinational or global. The choice is dictated by market requirements and determines other choices such as line or matrix organization. Ultimately there is the need to choose the right leadership for the bus, to put the right people into the bus (that is people with a willingness to execute) and then to focus your resources on doing the right things..

This section on leadership covers some aspects of

    • line versus matrix organization,
    • leadership styles
    • team based organization (TBO)
    • restructuring.