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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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104 Hacks
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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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Federated Decision Making is fundamentally about a trade -- one group asks another to vote on whether to expend resources to meet a member's need.
Story by Roy Zuniga on July 17, 2011
If freedom means being unbound how effective is such liberation in an innovation environment?
Hack by Altaf Jasnaik on June 22, 2010
My work is about the establishment of ‘standardised methodologies’ for the measurement of time in continuously assessing and maintaining the health of an organisation.  The application of fai
Barrier by Kurt Rieger on November 28, 2011
We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
Creating  leaders across the organization begins with valuing every employee's contributions.  Instead of giving feedback during the annual performance evaluation, managers and supe
Hack by Kelly Swauger on May 23, 2013
This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification at CIMp.
Story by Luiz Cunha on April 13, 2015
A major feature of management in organisations is ongoing change.  Change itself has changed (see Gary Hamel's video on the home page of the MIX).
Hack by Jon Ingham on July 18, 2011
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
A system for "Agile Strategy", inspired by SCRUM.
Hack by Marc Sniukas on August 17, 2017

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