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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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A system for "Agile Strategy", inspired by SCRUM.
Hack by Marc Sniukas on August 17, 2017
The world of management is full of myths and rituals. Many seem to have been with us forever, often explained and justified as “we have always done it like this”.
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on January 23, 2017
Industries and markets are led by organizations that have great products and services.
Hack by Bibi N. Alli on September 28, 2016
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
Virtually every company has some sort of training program with the goal of having their people work smarter, but it is not the program that counts but how effective it is.
Hack by George Kobak on March 24, 2015
The Information Age well supports strategic planning if based on principles.
Hack by George Kobak on March 10, 2015
Creativity and Innovation at the front line has to be nurtured alongside the Lean methodologies by combining all the tools, philosophies, and processes.
Hack by Ron Yartz on January 7, 2015
Self-managing systems are common and occur all around us, although not commonly applied to the structure of businesses.
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 24, 2014
My name is not Victoria.Although I am willing to share secrets too.This hack is a guide to find your way through a grid of 30 hacks and stories.Some sort of "Serial MIXer Hacker" confessions.Mixing id
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on November 22, 2014
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

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