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Post Category: ‘Emergent strategy’

Becoming an Agile, Learning organisation

The Benefits of making the way you manage Strategy a Learning Process If, like many organisations, you want a more responsive and agile organisation that is sensitive to the changing demands of your environment, then the answer lies in the way your strategy and plans are managed: Your Strategic Management and Planning Processes. When you get your strategic management process …

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Deliberate vs Emergent strategy: Annual vs continuous strategy

Strategic analysis, planning, design and implementation: Alternative approaches Given our uncertain economic environment, we find clients are looking at their strategy afresh. Or rather they are looking at their strategy processes afresh. We find organisations generally look at, develop and execute their strategy in one of two ways: These look like alternatives. They are not. In reality, the second always happens. …

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Moving to Emergent strategy: Make sure your balanced scorecard does not stop you

Talking with a Chief Executive the other week about a new strategy map and balanced scorecard  for their  organisation, he had realised the importance of emergent strategy and wondered how the modern strategy map and scorecard supported it. Deliberate strategy Like many organisations, until recently, they ran an annual planning round from which the annual plan was developed.   Usually …

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Integrating rolling and continuous budgeting with your Strategy

The challenge… Increasingly businesses are waking up to the fact that traditional, annual budgeting can constrain, as much as it controls and plans. No-one is saying, “Ignore the money”. However, it is a tool designed for centralised planning over relatively long and stable periods. The forecast we made before month 1 even started, becomes our fixed target for the next …

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