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Post Category: ‘Strategy & Strategic thinking’

Strategy maps for different purposes

Strategy maps for different purposes I recently spoke at a conference on the balanced scorecard and where Paul Niven was also speaking. When he did an explanation of strategy maps and did an exercise the audience produce three very different types of strategy map. One version was the true cause and effect version where their is a clear cause and …

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Strategy does not exist in plans: it exists in people’s heads.

Communicating your Strategy: the problem Years ago I the organisation I worked for did some research about the understanding of strategy.  It suggested that as few as 5% of the people in an organisation understand the strategy. Whether this is true or not for your organisation, it is worrying even if it is out by a factor of 10 and it …

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Getting a sense of perspective: Similarities between the balanced scorecard and how our eyes work

Getting a sense of perspective Similarities between the balanced scorecard and how our eyes work Yesterday I got something in my eye and it irritated the lens surface so much I was going around much of the day with one eye closed. Not only was it very painful and irritating, it made it difficult to see properly. As a result, …

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Aligning the organisation with the strategy

A key part of strategic performance management is aligning the organisation with the strategy.  We help our clients align their organisation with their strategy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples. Aligned Projects & Programmes If your investments are focused on the wrong things or your projects are delivering the wrong benefits, you are wasting money. …

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Satisfying the accountants, or a deeper cultural issue

Satisfying the accountants, or a deeper cultural issue My son came home from his sixth form studies last week and told me that he had been invited in to see and act as the questioning audience to a series of business studies AS level presentations. The business studies students were practising presenting their business cases to some other students, who …

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Welcome to the Excitant Blog

Welcome to the Excitant Blog Here I get to write about things to do with strategy , management, business models, performance, management thinking, strategy planning processes, strategic thinking and other stuff that comes to mind. Phil

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