The natural cycle of most organizations is from innovation and opportunism, via growth, to protection, atrophy, crisis and ultimately, either extinction or transformation.
The measure of a truly competitive organization is the extent to which it can break this cycle; the extent to which regardless of size, if remains entrepreneurial.
META Profiling designs measures and interventions that help release the entrepreneurial spirit in large organizations.
Although it’s common to hear executives report that their employees are not creating enough NEW IDEAS to help the company grow, the reality is that most companies must work harder at nurturing, creating and enabling an entrepreneurial culture that encourages the very innovation they crave.
Employees of big corporations are eager to be entrepreneurial. Research conducted by Accenture Management Consulting (Nurturing and Enabling an Entrepreneurial Culture: A 2013 study of US companies and their entrepreneurial cultures) found that 89% of those surveyed believed an entrepreneurial culture can lead to new ideas that promote growth. However the research also found that only 20% believe the companies provide the environment and support that allows innovation to flourish; and 75% said their company only rewards an entrepreneurial idea of works.
History of Sterling Institute
Sterling Institute was founded in 1967 by professor J. Sterling Livingston of the Harvard Business School, author of the classic Harvard Business Review articles Pygmalion in Management and The Myth of the Well Educated Manager.
Dr. Livingston’s concern with linking leadership and management development to measurable improvements on the job has been Sterling Institute’s main focus from the outset.
Over the years, this has led to a series of pioneering methods aimed at giving training more impact.
We were among the first to design and develop video-based case studies and computer simulations to enhance the
Our unique approach to training enables participants to increase their effectiveness on the job and achieve the organizational objectives expected of them.
We help managers develop the skills they need. We provide direct reports that are required to improve their performance and stay fully engaged in their jobs along with achieving their career aspirations.
We also design integrated, multi-level training that ensures that participants at all levels of the organization are prepared to work with each other back on the job.
We implement and then measure the results of performance improvement plans.