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Organizational Effectiveness: Taking Stock with Anna Ivashko

Organizational effectiveness is always a topic of conversation for businesses, but even more so now as companies are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. From monumental shifts in market strategy, to seemingly tactical changes in enabling technologies, getting an organization to align around change is one of the most daunting challenges business leaders face.  With this pace of change only increasing in today’s world, organizations need to quickly adapt and, as needed, shift strategy, processes, capabilities and tools.  Competitive advantage will be gained through the capability to align around change, large or small and to create an organizational design that will enable flexibility.

Organizational Effectiveness

In this week’s Taking Stock, I am having a conversation with Anna Ivashko, a Manager at Clarkston Consulting.  Anna is responsible for leading strategic projects across our client base, with a focus on Life Sciences organizations.  Recently, Anna has spent a great deal of time exploring the topic of Organizational Effectiveness and why this is a foundational competency for all organizations.

In previous conversations on this podcast, we have talked about the challenge of making strategy a reality.  Through our discussion, Anna will share her perspectives on this topic and why a critical component to Organizational Effectiveness is the ability to ‘operationalize change’.  Anna will emphasize why it is so important to start with a vision – something that we all know, yet often struggle with, and why developing cross-functional teams to activate the vision is critical to success.

You can download and listen to the Organizational Effectiveness: Taking Stock with Anna Ivashko podcast episode here.

Taking Stock

In this podcast series, Clarkston Consulting Partner Steve Rosenstock sits down with experts and thought leaders from both within Clarkston and throughout its consumer products and life sciences client-base, covering a range of topics from industry trends and consumer dynamics, to organizational governance and business strategy. Steve provides you access into the passions of its guests and allows you to benefit from their stories, knowledge, and deep expertise.

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Contributions by Anna Ivashko and podcast production by Zach McClughen.

Tags: Operational Excellence, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Health, Podcast