The global financial crisis has caused chaos for businesses. CEOs have been forced to slash budgets, manage complex change agendas and attempt to survive in uncertain conditions.
Alongside this unease, businesses are also threatened by increased competition in the form of rapid developments in products and services that are faster, smarter and more sophisticated.
Organisational effectiveness is therefore vital to the success of any business. To produce better results, organisations must acknowledge the connection between their talent and business strategies.
Leadership behaviour is critical to achieving this. Leaders need to effectively engage their people, translate between business strategy and functional activity and work with systems to create integrated, big-picture solutions that can truly address business needs.