Every organisation has a purpose for doing what it does. Organisations are living organisms – purposeful and with life. We are yet to come across an organisation that has been formed to do nothing. Even shell-companies, for those interested in… Read More ›
Effective organizations can be compared to a modern vehicle – it has many parts, some moving and others static. Yet, all parts have been put together in a system, to deliver a certain: amount of horse-power, comfort, specific niche like ‘4×4′ off road, town runner, or heavy goods carrier. Every part of a vehicles’ system has a role it plays in making the vehicle meet its niche-standard.
Effective strategy, and note the word EFFECTIVE, is the art of defining the vehicle, the value the vehicle brings to the buyer, and assembling all its moving and static parts, to meet the demand of the buyer.
Strategy is a fascinating art, whose success depends on how EFFECTIVENESS is delivered in organizations
Well, it’s only right that we start this blog with definitions of process and outcome. It would be ingenuous of us to assume that you all understand the two strategy management imperatives. Process: a series of actions or steps taken to… Read More ›
Yes, managers need to understand the A-Z of strategy: its design, execution, and monitoring. This blog discusses the last piece of the strategy-management jigsaw – monitoring. Apparently, ‘what gets measured gets managed’; so if strategy is meant to help businesses attain… Read More ›
As a natural progression from last week, this week’s blog delves into the ‘making’ of miniature strategy. We have explored in past blogs the conventional and hybrid (the in-between) strategy making approaches. We now shift our conversation to discussing discontinuous… Read More ›
Picture yourself at this grande so called corporate strategy workshop, working in the opulence of a five-star hotel with all the honchos at your organization in attendance. At this sacred event, you will be surrounded by classic consultants elaborating every… Read More ›
We have discussed at the Effectiveness lab the new normal for organisational strategists The organisational development (OD.) power-play and dynamics have shifted in favour of intertwined and horizontal than vertical drivers. Siloed approaches to OD. have no place in the… Read More ›
This blog intends to take you beyond understanding strategy execution, the focus of last week’s blog, to mastering how to attain the normally elusive execution-excellence. And as we will find out later, it boils down to certain specific leadership traits…. Read More ›