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Organizational initiatives present opportunities you shouldn't miss

Every tech initiative and every business transformation initiative would gain from strategy translation. To generate strategic outcomes and eliminate what I call "spills" and "cleanup," the first thing to do is strategy translation. Read CIO article.

Camden Property Trust: employee retention strategy

President Keith Oden said: Our greatest retention strategy is making sure all of our team members share in the company’s success.

Love the simple communication of a part of the company's strategy.

Hard to implement for most companies? Difficult because companies don't want a socialism-like sharing, where you would "steal" from the best/unique contributors and give it all away to everyone?

Replacing a failed strategy pulled Panasonic back from the brink

President Kazuhiro Tsuga did it, with Elon Musk as his lodestar (“We’ve to use some of Elon’s thinking,” he says).

The old strategy that produced a staggering loss of over $10 billion: Emphasis on Consumer Electronics.

The new strategy that has set the company on a path to profitability: Emphasis on B2B Automotive Electronics.

This story is a bit old and was published in Fortune, but a custom version of it might still work for some companies. At the least, it teaches strategy.

Thinking of farmers

It's nice that people of some states in India have dedicated a day to honor the hard-working farmers. Called Pongal by Tamil-speaking Indians, it may also be viewed as harvest festival. Well, there's more to it, but let's celebrate the farmers and a good harvest. Happy Pongal!