///Lessons to Learn from Yahoo

Lessons to Learn from Yahoo

Yahoo is going through a restructure right now, attempting to fix what’s wrong with the organization. Tony rounded up some of the lessons that are being learned and made some great observations that we should use some of these ideas in the church. Here’s a clip, head there for more:

  • Lack of Focus — “We lack a focused, cohesive vision for our company. We want to do everything and be everything — to everyone. We’ve known this for years, talk about it incessantly, but do nothing to fundamentally address it…I’ve heard our strategy described as spreading peanut butter across the myriad opportunities that continue to evolve in the online world. The result: a thin layer of investment spread across everything we do and thus we focus on nothing in particular.”
  • Misalignment with Vision — “We are separated into silos that far too frequently don’t talk to each other. And when we do talk, it isn’t to collaborate on a clearly focused strategy, but rather to argue and fight about ownership, strategies and tactics.”
  • Relying on Outside Hires — “Our inclination and proclivity to repeatedly hire leaders from outside the company results in disparate visions of what winning looks like.”

JG

By | 2016-10-13T13:57:01+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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