Post Profile

Ron Ashkenas: You Can't Dictate Culture -- But You Can Influence It

Most senior managers struggle with culture because it's so difficult to define. Even less tangible than a "soft" concept, culture is more like a cloud: You know it's there, but it's nearly impossible to grasp.
read more

See more about: Ron Ashkenas

Related Posts

Ron Ashkenas: When Managing Complexity, Less Is More

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded -- whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work.

Ron Ashkenas: Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. Here are some steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.

Ron Ashkenas: Telltale Signs of an Unhealthy Hierarchy

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

There's no doubt that hierarchies can be dysfunctional and make it difficult to get things done. You would think the key to a healthy hierarchy is a well-drawn organization chart, but it has more to do with company culture and behav...

Ron Ashkenas: Bring Back the General Manager

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

Career paths today are less geared towards filling the few remaining general management positions, and instead focus on functional specialization.

Ron Ashkenas: Define What's Optional (and What's Not)

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

Managers often have a parental dilemma: they need subordinates to achieve a certain result, but want them to have a choice about how to do it.


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC