Category Archives: Change

The Impact of Organisational Capabilities on Project Success

David Trafford, Peter Boggis and Frank Dannenhauer argue that one of the principal reasons why delivering projects aimed at implementing strategy remains a challenge is that insufficient attention is given to the embedded organisational capabilities that define an organisation’s trajectory.

Operationalising Strategy – Turning Strategic Intent into Operational Reality

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that there is often more to operationalising strategy than making structural changes, redesigning processes and training staff. For strategies to be truly successful, leaders need to create the conditions that enable the organisation to

How Business Platforms Pull the Present into the Future

Peter Boggis and David Trafford explore how over the past decade technology-enabled business platforms – the likes of which include Amazon, iTunes and Facebook – have had a significant impact on our personal and professional lives. The thing they all

Making Your Strategic Signature Explicit

In this article David Trafford and Peter Boggis propose that the act of strategy development is essentially about deciding where an organisation aims to operate along a small set of strategic axes, where each strategic axis represents a source of

Managing Organisational Capabilities as a Portfolio

In this article David Trafford and Peter Boggis bring together the two powerful ideas of organisational capabilities and portfolio management. They argue that managing organisational capabilities as a portfolio enables leaders to create the conditions that increase the chances of

How Operating Principles Can Make Strategy Meaningful

Peter Boggis and David Trafford argue that the purpose of any strategy is to change an organisation’s trajectory, away from its current default future to one that is judged to be better. Unfortunately most strategies are too complicated, too detailed

Using Organisational Capabilities to Pull the Present into the Future

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that organisational capabilities have an important role to play when developing strategy or implementing change. They discuss how existing organisational capabilities can inhibit change by anchoring an organisation to its current trajectory – thereby

The Case for Continual Realignment of the IT Function

All IT organisations are expected to deliver sustained performance. The challenge for IT leaders is to do this in an ever-changing context. Changes in context can happen suddenly – for example following a fundamental shift in business strategy – or …

The Six Core Conditions for Change Success

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that one of the reasons for the poor success rate in delivering change is that leaders focus on the wrong future: the one they hope to get rather than the one they’re likely to

Beyond Default – Moving Your Organisation to an Improved Future

David Trafford explores why strategy implementation, transformational change and merger integration continues to be a challenge for many organisations, with a high proportion of these initiatives failing to deliver their intended outcomes. One explanation explored in this article is that

 
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