The Strategist
Management & Strategy

Three actions to stay afloat during crisis - 05/22/2020

A difficult financial situation has consequences for any business. However, it is important to remember that the change in external conditions caused by the crisis affects not only you, but also your competitors. Everyone is facing the same problems or the same opportunities. Who will survive? One who will adapt to change faster. Be open Trying to protect yourself, your family and friends...

How to stay sane while working from home - 05/15/2020

If you work from home - it doesn’t matter if you have a separate office or just a coffee table in the living room - the most difficult thing is to do the work and not lose your mind. So how do you find harmony if you stay in the same space day and night? There’s no one-hundred-percent-sure recipe, however, some ideas can be implemented universally. Put on your socks. Just because you don’t have...

Using kanban board to visualize your work - 05/08/2020

People with visual perception think with images, not words. They better absorb material when they see it, rather than hear it. Two-thirds of the population have visual perception, and this is not an acquired habit: people with visual-spatial perception have a different brain structure compared to those who perceive information by ear. If the work becomes visible, the professional level of the...

Four key features of modern management - 05/01/2020

The largest modern corporations are realizing the increasingly vital importance of management. The challenges that Facebook, Apple, and Google are facing now essentially boil down to management issues. All these companies have developed revolutionary technologies and are now striving to maximize the social and economic impact of these innovations, which is also among the tasks of managers....

Overcome resistance: Eight steps to introduce changes in business - 04/17/2020

John Cotter, a professor at Harvard Business School, has tried to figure out why people resist change. Here is what he discovered. For most of his 30-year career, Cotter taught change management at Harvard and studied why attempts to implement change in organizations often fail. As a result, four reasons for resisting change were identified: - People feeling possessive towards the company; -...

What does your future employer want from you? - 04/10/2020

Education and work experience are far from the only criterion by which employers select candidates for a vacancy. Is there something else worth paying attention to for those who want to get a prestigious job or move up the career ladder? A study conducted among American employers shows that more than half of their employees lack motivation to continue their education and professional development....

JPMorgan's Head warns of a large-scale recession - 04/07/2020

The coronavirus pandemic will result in a serious recession and financial turmoil that will resemble the 2008 crisis, said Head of JPMorgan. He is the only one of the current leaders of the largest American banks who was at the helm during the financial crisis 12 years ago. JPMorgan Bank CEO Jamie Dimon warned of an impending significant economic collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is...

Strategy: Just a plan or something more? - 04/03/2020

Is it possible to equal a plan to a strategy, as some companies do? What is the mistake of this approach? What is a strategy at all? The questions seem simple, but there can be some pitfalls. Until the 70s of the XX century, business success was considered to be a matter of presence in attractive markets. And since everyone adhered to this principle, competition in these markets was intensifying,...

Step away: Handling conflicts in your team - 03/27/2020

In order to achieve stability in the team, it is necessary to understand that conflicts are a sign of a workable and effective team. If your team does not have them at all, this may be a sign of a decline in motivation or neglect of work. Truly healthy teams always have conflicts, but not all managers are ready to accept this. Fair battle rules It is very important to ensure that all team...

Three essentials for novice leaders - 03/20/2020

“Is it even possible to do all this?” This is a question that can often be heard from recently promoted executives. They ask it when they learn about the three main aspects of successful leadership: building trust, strengthening the team and expanding the network of contacts. Let's try to find the answer to this question. Many are horrified to realize that at the end of the day they rarely manage...
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