The New Science of Strategy Execution

How Established Firms Become Fast, Sleek Wealth Creators

Author: William Randolph Bigler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 620

Offers a set of tools to help any firm achieve world-class strategy execution.

Strategy Execution

Translating Strategy into Action in Complex Organizations

Author: Andrew MacLennan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 342

Strategy execution is one of the most important and exciting topics in management. Implementing strategy in today's complex organizations is an enormous challenge but one that all leaders must tackle. This lively book is an essential guide to strategy execution for practicing managers and those in advanced management education. It combines the rigour of advanced research with the accessibility of practical experience and application to lead readers through the subject. Drawing together existing knowledge and reporting findings from his own research, Andrew MacLennan brings this often neglected topic sharply into focus. After introducing and defining strategy execution, the book presents a series of systematic frameworks to help managers and leaders: identify common strategy execution barriers and diagnose performance problems in particular situations translate conceptual strategies into concrete activities align emergent activities and projects with strategic objectives support critical activities by aligning organizational designs and systems Strategy Execution is an insightful, engaging and practical book. The models are supplemented throughout with real world examples, summaries of key issues and signposts to further readings. It is a comprehensive, easy to use book offering students and practitioners a systematic approach to strategy implementation.

Effective Strategy Implementation

Conceptualizing Firms' Strategy Implementation Capabilities and Assessing Their Impact on Firm Performance

Author: Adele J. Huber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

View: 824

the strategies' performance outcomes. Drawing on organizational learning theory, she identifies the organizational abilities and processes that constitute a firm's Strategy Implementation Capability construct and shows empirically that the concept is very valuable in explaining how innovative strategies translate into a firm's performance.

Solving the Strategy Delusion

Mobilizing People and Realizing Distinctive Strategies

Author: Marc Stigter

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 608

Solving the Strategy Delusion takes a pioneering approach to challenging conventional and 'delusional' approaches to strategy. A result of years of academic research and consulting, it presents readers with a practical understanding about why strategic change consistently fails, and most importantly what to do about it. This new book offers different ways of seeing, thinking, planning, acting, and mobilising when it comes to making strategy happen in a world of volatility and complexity. By examining how leaders are trapped within rigid beliefs and conventional strategic thinking, it will help you to co-create distinctive strategies with customers, the workforce and other stakeholders enabling you to overcome organizational inertia and mobilize people. Essential reading for those who want a different style of strategy, Solving the Strategy Delusion reveals how to sustain momentum and energy throughout the strategic change process and crucially, engage your workforce.

The Life Science Innovation Roadmap

Bioscience Innovation Assessment, Planning, Strategy, Execution, and Implementation

Author: Arlen D. Meyers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 298

This book is intended for scientists, engineers, physicians, business people, and service providers at all levels who are interested in and support the process of life science commercialization. - The authors provide a hands-on template for success based on their years of experience practicing and teaching bioentrepreneurship and consulting to clients, students, economic development agencies, and faculty around the world.

The DNA of Strategy Execution

Next Generation Project Management and PMO

Author: Jack Duggal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 542

THE DNA OF STRATEGY EXECUTION “In a world where there are more questions than answers every leader will need to learn to dance to a different beat. In this insightful book, Jack Duggal has cracked the DNA of Strategy Execution. Ignore these insights at your own peril.” — Dr. Tony O’Driscoll Global Head, DukeCE Labs, Duke Corporate Education Fuqua School of Business, Duke University DECODE THE DNA OF MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY EXECUTION IN AN INCREASINGLY TURBULENT WORLD Just as DNA contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms, what if we could decode the elements of management and strategy execution? This insightful book offers new perspectives on age-old management challenges and illuminates better ways to organize and manage in an increasingly DANCE-world (Dynamic. Ambiguous. Non-Linear. Complex. Emergent). It puts the management DNA under the microscope, and shows how to develop, build and transform organizational project management and PMO capabilities essential for effective strategy execution. It provides a framework to measure what matters with a step-by-step approach to define and measure success and business value. The DNA of Strategy Execution: Next Generation Project Management and PMO provides innovative insights for organizational project management and PMO. Based on application and learnings from many organizations around the world, this book reveals a playbook for strategy execution that will help you: Decode the core elements of management and strategy execution DNA Design and build next-generation Project/Program Management and PMO platform essential for effective strategy execution Prepare your organization to effectively lead and implement agile transformation and organizational change Improve organizational project management (OPM) and PMO maturity Improve overall organizational effectiveness and innovation capabilities Whether you are a part of a startup, or an established incumbent organization, the impact of digitization and disruption requires a rethink and reset of how we organize and manage. This book presents a playbook for effective strategy execution with next-generation Project, Program and PMO capabilities.

Effective Strategy Execution

Improving Performance with Business Intelligence

Author: Bernd Heesen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 825

This book demonstrates how an improved strategic management approach, leveraging established management concepts in conjunction with the innovative technology solutions offered by business intelligence, can lead to better performance. It presents the three main barriers to effective strategy execution and explains how they can be overcome. Creating a shared understanding of the strategy at all levels of the organization using a Value ScorecardTM and following the Strategic Alignment ProcessTM allow organizations to measure and monitor performance. Strategic Alignment Remote ControlTM is presented as the ultimate tool for managers to remain in control of their business. Seven case studies from different industries across the globe provide examples of how the organizational performance can be improved. They include companies like Daimler, Tetra-Pak, Würth, Germany's Federal Employment Agency, the city of Aix-Les-Bains, and Giesecke & Devrient. Additional examples from organizations like Disney, Marriott, Volkswagen, Avis, FedEx, and Harrahs help to demonstrate how applying the concepts introduced adds unique value. The second edition of this book has been updated and improved. Additionally it includes a separate section on decision-making under uncertainty and the results of a survey on the adoption of business intelligence.

Strategy Bootcamp

The Art and Science of Strategy, Stratagems and Execution

Author: Peter Ghavami, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 236

View: 587

Strategic thinking separates visionary leadership and executives. Learn the frameworks and methods about how to create winning strategy and lead your team to deliver it. From learning how to craft a strategy to lead others with strategy, this book offers practical guidance and expert tips. It is peppered with over 40 strategy formulation frameworks, models and approaches with real world application used by real leaders winning and creating legendary companies. Winner of the best business books of the year by The CEO Forum, Strategy Bootcamp is a powerful reference and must-read for all executives. The book is a definitive collection of strategy models, tips and practical guides. The Strategy bootcamp is a must read for anybody interested in methodically crafting strategy in their organization. It is a readable, jargon-free manual for formulating, planning and implementing strategy. In Strategy Bootcamp, Peter Ghavami shares the results of 25 years of learning and research into more than 200 companies that have become legendary performers. Drawing from years of research he illustrates the science and art of strategy formulation with tools and processes that take the strategy design to the next level. Using Strategy Bootcamp, CEOs will be able to create new strategic thinking and frameworks that deliver unprecedented competitive advantage and value for their stakeholders. Organizations that have used the Strategy Bootcamp have created entirely new performance management frameworks that aligned people with the strategy execution. Strategy Bootcamp offers an entirely fresh look at strategy from multiple perspectives. It offers various methods grounded in scientific research to condition the strategist with different strategic approaches. The notion of strategy has received a lot of attention in recent years, but books that describe it from scientific and methodical approach such as the Strategy Bootcamp are rare. This book is dubbed by business media as one of the best strategy books of the decade. It explains the link between a good strategy and successful execution by introducing the concept of stratagems. Peter Ghavami articulates the three key principles required for building legendary companies: 1) Design the right strategy, 2) Adopt flexible strategic tactics through stratagems, 3) Implement and learn quickly through agile execution. The author provides a detailed account of how to think about strategy development through scientific and systemic approach while cultivating the art of business maneuver.

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

Author: Derina Holtzhausen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 833

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge. Focusing on the metatheoretical, philosophical, and applied aspects of strategic communication, the parts of the volume cover: • Conceptual foundations, • Institutional and organizational dimensions, • Implementing strategic communication, and • Domains of practice An international set of authors contributes to this volume, illustrating the broad arena in which this work is taking place. A timely volume surveying the current state of scholarship, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars in strategic communication at all levels of experience.

Human Performance Technology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1946

View: 794

Business practices are rapidly changing due to technological advances in the workplace. Organizations are challenged to implement new programs for more efficient business while maintaining their standards of excellence and achievement. Human Performance Technology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on real-world applications of digital tools for human performance enhancement across a variety of settings. This publication also examines the utilization of problem-based instructional techniques for challenges and solutions encountered by industry professionals. Highlighting a range of topics such as performance support systems, workplace curricula, and instructional technology, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives and managers, business professionals, human resources managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the business industry.

Quantitative Multidisciplinary Approaches in Human Capital and Asset Management

Author: Russ, Meir

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 619

In the ‘knowledge economy’, it is widely recognized that the effective engagement and utilization of human capital and the other facets of intellectual capital are critical, if not the only means, to organizations’ short-term success and long-term survival. Quantitative Multidisciplinary Approaches in Human Capital and Asset Management provides robust scientific research and multidisciplinary perspectives on the theory behind the governance of human capital and human assets. Focusing on insight from the diverse fields of economics, finance, accounting, IT, biology, and development, this timely publication is designed to fit the research needs of researchers, practitioners, graduate-level students, and executives seeking methods for managing intellectual capital in the new knowledge economy.

Alignment

Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies

Author: Robert S. Kaplan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 682

Most organizations consist of multiple business and support units, each populated by highly trained, experienced executives. But often the efforts of individual units are not coordinated, resulting in conflicts, lost opportunities, and diminished performance. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton argue that the responsibility for this critical alignment lies with corporate headquarters. In this book, the authors apply their revolutionary Balanced Scorecard management system to corporate-level strategy, revealing how highly successful enterprises achieve powerful synergies by explicitly defining corporate headquarters’ role in setting, coordinating, and overseeing organizational strategy. Based on extensive field research in organizations worldwide, Alignment shows how companies can build an enterprise-level Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard that clearly articulate the “enterprise value proposition”: how the enterprise creates value above that achieved by individual business units operating alone. The book provides case studies, actionable frameworks, and sample scorecards that show how to align business and support units, boards of directors, and external partners with the corporate strategy and create a governance process that will ensure that alignment is sustained. The next breakthrough in strategy execution from the field’s premier thinkers, Alignment shows how today’s companies can unlock unrealized value from enterprise synergies.

Strategy Execution and Complexity

Thriving in the Era of Disruption

Author: Richard Busulwa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 820

Almost all organisations today face unprecedented levels of change, complexity and volatility. Navigating the resultant disruption dynamics is one of the most important stewardship challenges facing strategic leaders. Getting it right can pay enormous dividends, but getting it wrong can lead to spectacular failure and the ultimate demise of once admired organisations. To address this threat, strategic leaders need to better understand how to navigate complexity and volatility and how to execute strategy in this rapidly changing environment. This book identifies 12 different strategy execution processes used to realise deliberate and emergent strategies – each illustrated with case studies and essential lessons for strategic leaders. The authors then discuss the effectiveness of these processes in different types of complex environments, showing how, used in isolation, each process can, at times, impede performance, sometimes creating survival risks that materialise today or in the future. The authors show the importance of "ambidexterity" and the need for organisations to balance the pursuit of internal efficiency and external market flexibility, both of which are essential to thriving in complex environments. This book provides essential tools for leaders to rethink and reconfigure their strategy execution practices in light of the significant change surrounding their organisations. The book is based on a 5-year, multistage study comprehensively reviewing cutting-edge research on strategy execution, reviewing seminal texts on strategy execution and, through in-depth case study interviews and cross-sectional surveys, identifying contemporary strategy execution practices of a range of different organisations across industries and sectors.

Making Strategy Count in the Health and Human Services Sector

Lessons Learned from 20 Organizations and Chief Strategy Officers

Author: Michael Mortell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 951

The book is based on the findings of a long-term pilot project—the Alliance for Children and Families Strategy Counts initiative—which focused on enhancing the social impact of human services organizations by increasing their reliance on strategy and its effective deployment throughout the entire organization. (Social Science)

Public Relations As Activism

Postmodern Approaches to Theory & Practice

Author: Derina R. Holtzhausen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 701

This volume applies postmodern theory to public relations, providing an alternative lens to public relations theory and practice and developing public relations theory within the context of postmodernism. Author Derina R. Holtzhausen focuses on two key issues and their application to public relations theory and practice: the postmodernization of society, and the possibilities postmodern theories offer to explain and understand public relations practice in today’s changing society. Holtzhausen's argument is that existing theory should be evaluated from a postmodern perspective to determine its applicability to postmodernity. Utilizing practitioner perspectives throughout the volume, she explores the practice of public relations as a form of activism. The volume is intended for scholars and students in public relations. It may be used as a supplemental text in advanced courses on public relations theory, PR management, organizational communication, and related areas.

The Execution Premium

Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage

Author: Robert S. Kaplan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 821

The authors describe a multistage system that enables you to gain measurable benefits from your carefully formulated business strategy. Drawing on extensive research and detailed case studies from a broad array of industries, they present a systematic framework for achieving the financial results promised by your strategy.

High Performance Through Business Process Management

Strategy Execution in a Digital World

Author: Mathias Kirchmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 553

This management book presents value-driven business process management as a successful discipline to turn strategy into people- and technology-based execution, quickly and at minimal risk. It shows how to achieve high performance successfully in a digital business environment. Static business models do not keep pace with the dynamic changes in our digital world. Organizations need a management approach that fits this environment and capitalizes on its opportunities while minimizing the related risks. They need to execute their business strategy fast and reliably. In effect, they have to know how and when to modify or enhance their business processes, which processes are the best candidates for intervention, and how to move rapidly from strategy to execution. This means organizations need to establish business process management as a real management discipline. The importance of process innovation, digital technology and people aspects, process governance, internationalization, emerging processes and the unique situation in mid-market organizations are some of the key topics discussed in this book. It ends with a comprehensive case study and a discussion about what process engineers can learn from jazz musicians.

Total Quality Management For Micro-businesses in the Manufacturing Industry

Author: Phillip Käser

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

View: 391

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Total Quality Management (TQM) has already made its mark in history. Big players in major industries, such as Ford and Siemens, have already aligned their business and production processes to this holistic management concept. Over the past three decades there are more medium-sized companies applying TQM principles to their business. Quality has been important in helping companies gaining a competitive edge in globalized markets. TQM with its extensive set of methods aims to embed quality awareness among all departments of a company where work affects the quality of the products. There are thousands of articles and books written on how large and medium sized companies have successfully implemented of TQM. An extensive literature review and interviews of experts and owners of very small businesses (micro-businesses) indicate that this is the only industry where TQM systems have not yet been implemented. Although micro-businesses are pressured by their customers to achieve high levels of quality in their products, there is not enough research that addresses the issues of implementing TQM practices for micro-businesses. Scientific literature does not provide answers to crucial questions such as: - What methods of quality management are currently being in use in micro-businesses? - How could a TQM system be tailored to meet the needs in a micro-business environment? This thesis is part of a large-scale field study that recently has been launched by the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. The study aims to reveal answers to the questions listed above. This thesis forms the foundation for the subsequent field study. The main goals is to deploy a systematic TQM framework for micro-businesses that will be help micro-businesses understand how the quality management culture has an impact on a company s success. Additionally, this thesis aims to develop a questionnaire that will examine the validity of the framework and serve as basis for the field study. The focus is on very small manufacturers. First breakthroughs in quality management have been taken place in this industry. Thus we can dispose of more than 100 years of research results in this field. Furthermore it is the manufacturer who is used to the first-movers role in new quality management models another good reason for choosing this industry. Layout of This Thesis: After an exposure of the problem in [...]