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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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‘Going to work’ used to mean showing up at the office where your manager would tell you what to work on that day and closely monitor your progress. This is obviously no longer the case.
The Deliberative Corporation is a technology-supported process for sustainable decision-making. It allows any organization or governing group to consult its population.
Hack by James Fishkin on July 18, 2011
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Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on December 10, 2011
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Big Thorny Challenge: What passes for enterprise strategy falls way short of the need and opportunity.
Hack by Richard Melrose on June 30, 2011

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