i-lign 8.1 brings you a clearer view of how your organisation is delivering its Strategy. In particular we strengthen the relationship between your organisation’s strategic drivers, KPIs and the work you’re doing. We also introduce a Structure tab which shows how your work is organised and makes it easier to update this. This post talks about changes scheduled for release in i-lign 8.1 in more detail and outlines our timetable for this. If you’d like a preview version please get in touch.
I recently watched a great Tedx talk by Lisa Bodell, on how simplification is the key to change. Lisa talks about workplaces drowning in mundane tasks such as meetings and emails, and how these get in the way of meaningful work. She talks about eradicating the stuff that gets in the ways of change. She observes that we are addicted to doing and ‘thinking has become a daring act.’ She promotes asking killer questions; asking better questions; being provocative.
A conversation with Tony Crewdson, Chief Executive We speak with managers right across the world, from all types and sizes of businesses. The question we ask them is ’can you see the whole of your business in one place, in real-time.’ The answer is always an emphatic No! And when we ask ‘would you like to?’ the answer is always an absolute Yes! Yet this one thing, perhaps the holy grail of management, seems to be beyond reach.