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Strategy case study

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Three important lessons emerge from the Wyler case:

 

Management needs to continually monitor the gap between implemented and intended strategy, which often increases as the organization evolves a specialized structure to primarily pursue near-term gains.

Management needs to periodically modify structure to keep the gap between implemented and intended strategy within reasonable bounds.

In order to rapidly and effectively modify a company's structure to...

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There are (cultural) differences

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There are differences from country to county how organizations strategically plan.

 

(Article citation: Keith W. Glaister, Omer Dincer, Ekrem Tatoglu, Mehmet Demirbag, (2009) "A comparison of strategic planning practices in companies from the UK and Turkey", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 28 Iss: 4, pp.361 - 379)

 

The percention and daily experience and obeservation is that in Curacao and other islands in the Caribbean are not keen on planning...

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Strategic process

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A study was undertaken in the UK by Ginter et al. (1985) to determine whether this academic model had practical applicability. The 4,000 members of the Planning Executive Institute were asked a range of questions to provide a forum for assessing the perceptions of planning and strategic managers in practice. In excess of 1,000 members responded, and the researchers concluded that the model was a good framework for the way strategic planning takes place in the corporate envir...
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Implement like hell

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

With all this being said, there may be times when a full-blown strategic planning process is needed. For example, if it is required by those who oversee your institution, then one should go through the process to mollify those in charge. In addition, having everybody go through the process may be what is needed to get the whole staff committed to putting their effort towards the same goal.

 

Certainly, some of the concepts that various formal strategic planning pro...

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Why nations fail

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)
"That, they say, is the difference: countries like the United States have benefited from a history of inclusive institutions that have provided for economic prosperity; Latin America—like the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa—has been damned by traditions of rulers seeking gratification at the cost of the majority."

"One of Robinson’s favorite examples is the contrast between the present wealth of the United States and Canada and that of most of ...
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Strategy every year?

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"I believe it's beneficial to have a formal strategic planning process, perhaps once every year or two, and then quarterly reviews, but you can't let it be simply about budgeting and making guesses about next year's growth rate. Planning needs to support thinking rather than drive it out."


Article citation: Joan Magretta, (2012) "Michael Porter answers managers' FAQs", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 40 Iss: 2, pp.11 - 15

 

 

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Porter in an interview

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

"Most common management strategy mistakes?

 

The granddaddy of all mistakes is competing to be the best, going down the same path as everybody else and thinking that somehow you can achieve better results. So many managers confuse operational effectiveness with strategy.

 

Another common mistake is confusing marketing with strategy. It's natural for strategy to arise from a focus on customers and their needs. So in many companies, strategy is built aro...

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How tangible is your strategy?

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"Can everyone in your company recognize your strategy? Will they know when they have achieved it? More importantly, will you? Will your shareholders? Can you say with certainty that the strategy from your organization's “oracles” is neither vague nor cryptic? Does your strategy provide a well-defined path, clear milestones, and an easily identified destination to ensure that everyone knows when they have arrived?

 

As companies move forward and are faced with the ...

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The strategic process

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A study was undertaken in the UK by Ginter et al. (1985) to determine whether this academic model had practical applicability. The 4,000 members of the Planning Executive Institute were asked a range of questions to provide a forum for assessing the perceptions of planning and strategic managers in practice. In excess of 1,000 members responded, and the researchers concluded that the model was a good framework for the way strategic planning takes place in the corporate environment. The Ginter...

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Free WiFi

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Gratis wifi in 37 steden

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Het Tielse bedrijf Bullseye WiFi wil in de tweede helft van dit jaar in alle stadcentra van de 37 grootste Nederlandse steden, waaronder Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam en Utrecht, gratis en snel breedbandinternet aanbieden via wifi.

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