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Make direction setting bottom-up and outside-in

“All stakeholders need a role in setting strategic direction.”

As the pace of change accelerates and the business environment becomes more complex, it will become increasingly difficult for any small group of senior executives to chart the path of corporate renewal. That’s why the responsibility for defining direction must be broadly shared—with all organizational members and interested external constituencies. Only a broad, participatory process can engender wholehearted and widespread commitment to proactive change. When it comes to setting direction, influence should be a product of foresight and insight rather than power and position.

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Make direction setting bottom-up and outside-in

“All stakeholders need a role in setting strategic direction.”

As the pace of change accelerates and the business environment becomes more complex, it will become increasingly difficult for any small group of senior executives to chart the path of corporate renewal. That’s why the responsibility for defining direction must be broadly shared—with all organizational members and interested external constituencies. Only a broad, participatory process can engender wholehearted and widespread commitment to proactive change. When it comes to setting direction, influence should be a product of foresight and insight rather than power and position.

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Start from a resource based view [tangible and intangible assets (inclusing intellectual capital, intangible power/potential and subjective needs] and introduce a vector based value metric that enable
Hack by Peter Bretscher on March 30, 2014
8 core attributes for an enterprise to remain persistently relevant to its customers need to be orchestrated:Visionary leadership - that puts the customer at the heart of the organisation and provides
Hack by Jeremy Cox on February 3, 2014
Why does decision making always have to be judgmental and uncertain? Can we have a better way to leverage employee brain power?
Barrier by Bharath Ramasubban on June 25, 2010
If value chains are being transformed into value networks and hierarchies turn into collaborative communities, will traditional sales still be effective?
Hack by andreas uthmann on June 2, 2011
I have never tried to define a bureaucrat, even thought I have encountered many over my career. Now, I think I have a definition of how it feels when you meet one.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 26, 2015
Most companies have implemented “best practice sharing” processes that help identify local innovations and seek to scale them by providing corporate resources.  While well-intentioned, these effo
Hack by Colin Cunningham on June 14, 2012
The Information Age well supports strategic planning if based on principles.
Hack by George Kobak on March 10, 2015
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their nature.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about what management-less organizations are NOT
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 3, 2014
There are many good people out there who are trying to do something about the woeful state of the strong wool industry.  Synthetics have spanked wool in the market place in price and promotion, y
Hack by Angela McFetridge on December 8, 2012

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