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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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Every new employee at Red Hat quickly learns about memo-list, one of the most visible elements of the Red Hat culture.
Story by DeLisa Alexander on August 24, 2011
The Innovatron is a platform that brings all employees (and possibly other stakeholders as well) together to propose, assess, finance and implement new ideas in a venture capi
Hack by Jacques Warichet on January 4, 2013
The factory floor of many organisations is the wild west of the work place.Much of the work is extremely repetitive and boring.
Hack by Stu Wilkinson on December 6, 2011
Measure the attitudes of your stakeholders in surveys. Link their scores to financial performance using factor analysis and structural equations.
Hack by Anders Magnusson on May 26, 2010
Most businesses do a poor job of encouraging daily innovation from employees.
Although the spectrum of possibilities offered by contemporary collaborative technologies for energizing our workspaces has broadened considerably in the recent years, we believe there is still signif
Hack by Emmanuel Kaldis on March 30, 2014
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) uses an innovative meeting process to quickly access the most untapped resource in almost every company, and then uses that resource to transf
Story by Rod Collins on June 1, 2010
Most innovators, enlightened business leaders and change agents are on-board with a customer-centric belief system. It makes good sense.
Hack by Lori Turner on September 13, 2016
Big Thorny Challenge: What passes for enterprise strategy falls way short of the need and opportunity.
Hack by Richard Melrose on June 30, 2011
Policies and strategies of a company would be a set of LIVE wiki documents
Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011

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