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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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HR Solutions changed the way that its organization and its clients approach employee engagement.  Through PEER®, the Personal Employee Engagement Report, HR Solutions shifted the responsibil
Story by Kristina Anderson on January 25, 2011
Enspiral is a network of professionals and companies on a mission to make the world a better place. We emphasize empowerment, collaboration, and innovation.
Story by Alanna Krause on March 30, 2014
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Story by Roy Zuniga on July 17, 2011
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Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 22, 2013
Students in universities across the UK are uniting through NACUE (the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs) to invigorate outdated education systems and develop entrepreneurial students and
Story by Matt Smith on January 20, 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
What does this mean, "get back to basics?"  Who knows how to do this? It can be difficult if we have lost the knowledge older  better way of doing business.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 10, 2016
12 months ago FORTIS decided to restructure into a completely outside-in managment model with highly empowered employees to win markets and scale better than competitors.After 12 months with the
Story by Winald Kasch on November 29, 2011
One morning, my District Manager came into my office, he stated, “if someone told me about all these employee problems, I would not want to be a manager.”This was in 1986.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 1, 2016

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