Is Your Organization Anorexic? | Stephen Shapiro

11. March 2009

Is Your Organization Anorexic? March 8, 2009 by Stephen Shapiro The President of a $1 billion company once asked me to describe his organization in one word. My response? “Anorexic.” The Vice Presidents who sat around the table nodded in agreement. They assumed that I meant there was no fat left to cut. That is not what I meant. Anorexics often have relatively “high” body fat percentages because their lean body mass erodes along with the fat. This is what many organizations have done. An an effort to cut costs, in addition to cutting fat, they also cut large amounts of lean body mass. Are you thinking [From Is Your Organization Anorexic? | Business Innovation Speaker and Consultant Stephen Shapiro]