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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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Once upon a time I was a member of (what I'll call) a commercialised start-up. We had spun out of a university faculty research project, & did an amazing job.
Hack by Jonty Monopoli on September 16, 2010
This hack proposes to create leadership/management teams in which power, tasks and responsibilities are not distributed across people on the same hierarchical level, but are held by a team representin
Hack by Zoltan Csigas on July 17, 2011
Organizations can be wildly successful, while at the same time creating an environment where their employees are ecstatic to go to work, every day, for generations to come.  It means embracing ou
Hack by Arlene Dilworth on February 21, 2014
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
Using the theory behind existing technologies to change the way organizations manage innovation.
Hack by Amanda Drescher on June 2, 2011
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
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
Industries and markets are led by organizations that have great products and services.
Hack by Bibi N. Alli on September 28, 2016

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