MudGirl, both dirty and extremely gratifying
Last Sunday, August 2nd, a team of brave Logient women participated in the MudGirl challenge, a 5km obstacle course that takes place on an extremely muddy terrain. The event was quite the challenge for our colleagues, but they overcame it with flying colors!
Logient’s participation in this event is the result of a series of positive initiatives undertaken by a group of employees that wanted to raise funds for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Bingo lunches, selling homemade desserts, auctions, hot dog eating contests – anything went when it came to having fun and raising money for a good cause. In total, $2 600 were raised. Congratulations to the entire team!
Strategy. Innovation. Creation. Transformation. These terms are so overused they’ve pretty much lost all meaning. And when your organization is having a hard time calling a spade a spade, it’s going to have an equally hard time getting past its strategic incapacitation. In this second article on the subject, I’m going back to basics to talk about what I believe makes a great strategy: knowing what can be won, and using the right words to describe it.
"Studies show that two-thirds to three-quarters of organizations fail to implement their strategic plan." This strategic failure of our organizations is sneaky, and it slows progress, diminishes our impact on important societal issues, and inevitably affects our quality of life. There is no doubt, however, that the strategic issue is not in the toolbox, but rather in the way we use those tools.