In their Harvard Business Reviewarticle,"Too Many Projects,"Genesis Co-Founder, Michael Watkins, and Genesis Leadership Consultant, Rose Hollister, outline the causes and consequences of initiative overload, an increasingly common phenomenon in organizations where resources are not aligned with strategy.
Watch this brief video in which Michael Watkins shares the research and thinking behind the article and provides guidance for how to address initiative overload and prevent it from happening further. Then, take advantage of the resources listed below.
1)Listento the Harvard Business Review Ideacast entitled, "Stop Initiative Overload" when Michael and Rose speak with Sarah Green Carmichael and share practical tips for senior-level leaders to truly prioritize the best initiatives at their company.
2) Watch the Harvard Business Review Whiteboard Session recording entitled, "Why Companies Need to Let More Projects Die" featuring Michael and Rose. In the session they tell you what initiative overload is, how to tell if you have it, and what to do about it.
3)Watchour "Initiative Overload: Aligning Strategy with Resources" Power Onboarding Webinar On Demand in which Michael and Rose tell you how to spot the signs of initiative overload and what steps you can take to address it in your organization.
4)Downloadour "Guide to Launching a New Initiative," a short questionnaire that senior leaders can use in deciding which projects get the green light and which are culled or tabled, to help prevent initiative overload from happening in the first place.
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Genesis is a global provider of leadership development programs, coaching, and transition acceleration solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations. Genesis offerings are based on the research of Michael Watkins, co-founder and author of the book "The First 90 Days." Genesis provides a comprehensive range of programs, coaching processes, and consulting services aimed at speeding up transitions at all levels, from front-line managers to C-level executives.