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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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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across the UK are uniting through NACUE (the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs) to invigorate outdated education systems and develop entrepreneurial students and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
An  annual meeting for company management, staff, shareholders, and members of the general public to discuss issues such as company direction, policy, social and environmental impact.
Hack by Andy Chapman on May 10, 2012
Historic and archaic management structures more closely resemble the North Korean dictatorship than a flourishing Democracy; and history shows us what happens to innovation and ambition in authoritari
Hack by Philip Tillman on November 8, 2010
Ever heard of topsy-turvey? This is a thought about just that. How to turn an organisation on its head and to improve its prospects in our future business world.
Hack by Mark Laycock on December 31, 2010
A bottom-up approach in which the employees in each department "draft" their Manager and Supervisors, given certain limitations. The draft occurs every six months, fostering renewa
Hack by Justin Astrin on December 13, 2010
Strategic considerations of organizations today require a systemic approach to the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Hack by Heike Ulrich on May 11, 2011
All companies want to be more profitable and more competitive. One way to do that is by increasing employees’ job satisfaction.
Hack by Delphine D. on July 8, 2011
Organisations are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to implement performance management systems – to find the magic combination of tools that will assist managers to truly inspire and mot
Hack by Joanna Matthew on May 24, 2011
He lost consciousness twice. Of the first time, he could remember the lightning through the dark clouds. The shudder going through the ship’s hull as it crashed down onto the heavy sea.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on November 20, 2018

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