Trending this week: Adaptive organizational structures


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1. Adaptability is critical!

Businesses throw around “culture” as a buzzword all the time, but it seems to mean something different to each organization. So, what is it, which cultural element is most important for profitability, and what do Ford and Amazon know about it that the rest of us don’t? Well, a team out of UC-Berkeley thinks they’ve finally figured it out. Although there are some who disagree… 

2. What’s your nightmare?

Awkward conversation with a stranger. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Throw in a sales pitch and, well, let’s just say there’s a reason we waited until Halloween to bring you our list of the scariest cold calling experiences from our staff here at RelSci. It’s just further motivation to get that warm introduction.

3. What’s your organizational personality?

Chances are, no matter how unique you think your firm’s issues are, your company falls into one of seven personality types: passive-aggressive, overmanaged, outgrown, fits-and-starts, just-in-time, military-precision, and resilient. The question is, how did you get there in the first place?

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