By fall 2015, MLA will migrate the current association management system, website (MLANET), group websites and blogs, email discussion lists, annual meeting website and blogs, and MLA Educational Clearinghouse into a single association platform.
Look familiar? This map of MLA’s Rube Goldbergesque information system infrastructure shows how our systems have been creatively jury-rigged over time, and expanded and patched to solve specific problems or serve specific needs.
You know those long, wide-ranging conversations where you start out talking about, say, your weekend and end up talking about North Korea or Kim Kardashian’s family tree? Sometimes, the items on our to-do list have origins just as complicated.
Most strategic plans collapse in the execution phase. Effective plans have a clear process for action.
Did I mention the heaps of diagrams and scribbled notes at the board's February strategic planning retreat? Here’s the first one we looked at, posted by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.