Is fear of new and different the reason that 70% of change initiatives fail? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was thinking about it the wrong way. Instead, I decided to focus on why change succeeds.Read More
At its core, strategic planning is a decision-making process. You will decide the direction your organization will go over the next 1, 2, 5, or 10 years. You’ll develop a roadmap, a game plan, a shared vision of what’s possible.
But to develop the kind of roadmap an organization can really follow to get from point A to point B, you must have complete information—not just about where you’re going, but where you are right now. In doing so, you must assess all aspects – the good, the possible, the bad, the barriers.
But, where do you start? Pro-tip: It’s probably a four-letter word.Read More
To avoid strategic and business misalignment, the leadership team engaged in a careful process facilitated by Atromitos to carry out joint strategic and business planning, the result of which was an agreed upon strategic plan and business plan for the joint venture.Read More
In August 2016, Atromitos’ President, Michealle Gady, received a call from the Executive Director of North Carolina-based Northwest Community Care Network who asked, “Do you know what a value proposition is?”
That simple question was the beginning of a remarkable working relationship.
We typically work with companies undergoing some form of change. Small change, big change. Change driven from internal forces, from external forces, and oftentimes both. Conflict and resistance are inevitable in change. But, neither are inherently negative and they should not be reasons to avoid change. Instead, they should be effectively managed. But, to manage conflict and resistance, you must understand it.Read More
To strategic plan or not to strategic plan? That is the question. We at Atromitos think the answer is yes, but not the way strategic planning has traditionally been done.
Many companies and organizations have long engaged in 3, 5 and even 10-year strategic planning. But, in today’s world, that no longer seems meaningful. In a recent Forbes article, the author asserts that the “multi-year strategic plan is dead.” Instead, companies and organizations should focus on building an agile team and culture.Read More
Governance is a process through which decisions are made and implemented on a particular project or plan. Good governance is characterized by accountability, transparency, responsiveness, inclusiveness, and is consensus-oriented. But, it involves what some have called "an initial contradiction," that is, those who seek out a governance structure inherently hold more power and more information.
But this contradiction is why participatory collaborative governance is critical to success.
In our work with clients on any number of projects, the dynamics of each team have varied greatly. But there are clear patterns that emerge, as well as clear challenges.Read More
“Change is hard.” People say that all the time. Big change, small change. And it's true. Change is hard. But, it is also something that is constant. Particularly in health care. Particularly right now. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the principle driver of health care reform in the US – has well over 20 initiatives currently underway through the Innovation Center, in addition to major regulatory changes, such as the recently finalized Quality Payment Program.Read More