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JUN

The Molecular Physics of Groups: A great team is bound together by a special interpersonal glue called “cohesion.” Cohesion is simply the desire of members of the group to keep the group together. Cohesion generates the power of predictability. And predictability comes from group structure which is derived from the basic fabric of roles. Cohesion can come from the need to keep the paychecks coming in. It can come from the strong loyalty or affection for a group leader. It can also come from an intense shared desire to reach a joint goal. One important basic finding of social science

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17
JUN

How to Align Your Team

The Molecular Physics of Groups: A great team is bound together by a special interpersonal glue called “cohesion.” Cohesion is simply the desire of members of the group to keep the group together. Cohesion generates the power of predictability. And predictability comes from group structure which is derived from the basic fabric of roles. Cohesion can come from the need to keep the paychecks coming in. It can come from the strong loyalty or affection for a group leader. It can also come from an intense shared desire to reach a joint goal. One important basic finding of social science

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APR

A high-growth company – defined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a company with ten or more employees that over a three-year period posts an average annualized growth greater than twenty percent per year – faces a set of challenges that aren’t the same as a well established firm. Of all these challenges, what’s the biggest hurdle to sustained growth? You’d think that the most pressing problems for a high-growth enterprise would be things like access to capital and increasing production capacity, and these issues can be significant. But many experts say that the number one

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APR

The Number One Challenge Facing the High-Growth Company

A high-growth company – defined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a company with ten or more employees that over a three-year period posts an average annualized growth greater than twenty percent per year – faces a set of challenges that aren’t the same as a well established firm. Of all these challenges, what’s the biggest hurdle to sustained growth? You’d think that the most pressing problems for a high-growth enterprise would be things like access to capital and increasing production capacity, and these issues can be significant. But many experts say that the number one

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13
MAR

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a great way to set clear goals for your business and, based on their recent popularity, are clearly a part of the 2015 zeitgeist. I have worked with dozens of companies over the last few months that are looking to implement OKRs (based on the success that companies like Google and Intel have had with them), and there’s a whole crop of software companies that now provide OKR platforms. Yet, most of the companies I see trying to implement OKRs are failing at it. And it is because of one big mistake that’s happening

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13
MAR

The Big Mistake Everyone’s Making with OKRs

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a great way to set clear goals for your business and, based on their recent popularity, are clearly a part of the 2015 zeitgeist. I have worked with dozens of companies over the last few months that are looking to implement OKRs (based on the success that companies like Google and Intel have had with them), and there’s a whole crop of software companies that now provide OKR platforms. Yet, most of the companies I see trying to implement OKRs are failing at it. And it is because of one big mistake that’s happening

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03
MAR

Synergy. The great companies have it, the good companies want to improve it and slow-to-grow companies need it. Synergy happens in a business when members from cross-functional teams work together towards a common goal. Collaborating with cross-functional teams greatly increases problem solving, creativity and efficiency. For many years, companies have figured out that by combining a diversity of experiences, expertise and knowledge, they can dramatically improve operational excellence and customer experience. These teams can help your organization to better communicate and gain alignment, delivering consistent value over the lifetime of your business. Let’s dive deeper into the value of cross-functional

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03
MAR

The Value of Cross Functional Teams

Synergy. The great companies have it, the good companies want to improve it and slow-to-grow companies need it. Synergy happens in a business when members from cross-functional teams work together towards a common goal. Collaborating with cross-functional teams greatly increases problem solving, creativity and efficiency. For many years, companies have figured out that by combining a diversity of experiences, expertise and knowledge, they can dramatically improve operational excellence and customer experience. These teams can help your organization to better communicate and gain alignment, delivering consistent value over the lifetime of your business. Let’s dive deeper into the value of cross-functional

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13
JAN

  Overview Aroq, a UK-based news and information provider, was struggling to find internal structure for their team when it came to aligning and meeting their company goals. The old, simple checklist exercise was proving to be ineffective, and Aroq wanted to have more productive meetings with greater outcomes. They soon recognized that this wasn’t the way to align their goals and meet their growing customer demands efficiently. They turned to Kapta as a solution to help set corporate goals and elicit feedback through their internal review. The Challenge Aroq helps executives stay informed within their respective industries, so they

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13
JAN

Kapta Helps Aroq Executives Find Efficiency and Transparency

  Overview Aroq, a UK-based news and information provider, was struggling to find internal structure for their team when it came to aligning and meeting their company goals. The old, simple checklist exercise was proving to be ineffective, and Aroq wanted to have more productive meetings with greater outcomes. They soon recognized that this wasn’t the way to align their goals and meet their growing customer demands efficiently. They turned to Kapta as a solution to help set corporate goals and elicit feedback through their internal review. The Challenge Aroq helps executives stay informed within their respective industries, so they

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03
DEC

To many of us that have experienced a period of explosive growth, the idea of continuing to scale towards your intended vision can be both exciting and extremely daunting. Scalability—or the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth—requires that executives focus on new developing new skills and considering approaching their brand in new ways. The problem I’ve seen many executives make in the past is that they find it difficult to change their attitude and approach towards growing their

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03
DEC

3 Key Areas to Consider When Scaling Your Business

To many of us that have experienced a period of explosive growth, the idea of continuing to scale towards your intended vision can be both exciting and extremely daunting. Scalability—or the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth—requires that executives focus on new developing new skills and considering approaching their brand in new ways. The problem I’ve seen many executives make in the past is that they find it difficult to change their attitude and approach towards growing their

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