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The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Globalization, new technologies, and changes in how companies create value and interact with customers have sharply reduced the efficacy of a purely directive, top-down model of leadership.

“It's easy to extol teamwork, but not every group is a team. In fact, most teams we see, aren't — because their managers focus on building the most effective relationships they can with each individual who works for them. They spend their time managing person by person, paying little attention to collective performance…”

The attached article on the state of education in America outlines a number of measures that have been reviewed for each state, including use of data systems, teacher effectiveness measures, student achievement measures, gaps in learning, dropout and graduation rates.

While this Stanford article on collective impact is geared toward nonprofits, it may also be thought-provoking for business and the for-profit sector to consider the strides that collaboration can make.  Particularly, those who support the work of nonprofits may find some useful perspective on how and what to fund and the resulting expectations.

Matthews Consulting Group - More than a Decade of Providing Trusted Advice

Matthews Consulting Group was founded in 1999 by Michelle L. Matthews. Since then, we have grown into a well-respected, boutique-size management consulting firm. From our home base in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer strategic planning and organizational effectiveness services to nonprofits, educational institutions, businesses and membership organizations. Through a dedicated focus on our clients’ growth, learning and development, we help them build strong, sustainable bridges that connect their past success with a vision for a great future.