Strategic positioning involves a firm's relationship to its environment, how it meets the needs and requirements of its customers and the marketplace in relation to its competitors. The design of a firm's organizational structure, layers of hierarchy, systems, and culture determine its effectiveness to implement and achieve its strategy. There is a general lack of awareness of the power of how an organization design contributes to its performance across a number of dimensions including: product and service offerings, return on investment (ROI), operating costs, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, talent management, and value creation.
Poor organization performance and dysfunction can usually be traced to a misaligned structure and unclear leadership accountabilities between managers and their direct reports within functional and across functional groups. Optimizing organization design and effective performance requires adhering to science based empirical principles.
Broad and deep experience in high technology, healthcare, scientific challenge problems, and high performance computers and networking with for-profit, nonprofit, startups, federal mission agencies, national laboratories, medical centers, universities, and governing boards.