Growth is usually what prompts businesses to bring a COO
on board, but it also depends on how the CEO chooses to manage his or her company.
Perhaps with independent and active chairs and more internally focused CEOs, the COO
role is obsolete.
In fact, some COOs
might even be in line for a title change.
Some of those interviewed said that the COO
position is evolving from the number two spot to an "on demand" leadership role that changes focus with changing business strategy.
ADL Data Systems' COO
Robert Greenblatt was specific: "As hardware technology advances, so will the ability of electronic health records to capture patient data at the bedside and enable clinicians to perform their jobs faster, quicker, and more efficiently.
In the most positive case, what might be achieved between CEO and COO
is the work arrangement that has come to be called "two in a box"--a situation where CEO and COO
co-lead the company.
We recently asked Soft-letter subscribers for their take on the role of the COO
, and here's what they told us:
In this webinar, ExecSense examines everything you need to know in 60 minutes regarding how top COOs
conduct year-end reviews, key points they make sure to cover, and how to use the meeting as a motivational tool for them to exceed expectations in the year ahead.
On the basis of their interviews and observations, the authors conclude that there are three clear models for the COO
, should a CEO and board decide to have one:
At Wild Oats Markets, Chief Executive Perry Odak recently promoted CFO Ed Dunlap to the new position of COO
Cahill of the Connecticut/Westchester chapter was appointed COO
and President at Pepsi Bottling Corp.
com/research/055f38/how_to_become_an_e) has announced the addition of the "How to Become an Expert Communicator as a COO
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