What Strategy Is Not Part VII: Strategy Is Not Best-Practicing

What Strategy Is Not Part VII: Strategy Is Not Best-Practicing

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The seventh in this series on 'what strategy is not', this blog focuses on the role of best practices in strategy. A consequence of the previous two blogs ('strategy is not evidence-based' and 'strategy is not a science or profession') is that strategy is less about adopting the best practices of o ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part VI: Strategy Is Not a Science or Profession

What Strategy Is Not Part VI: Strategy Is Not a Science or Profession

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In my previous blog I argued that strategy is not evidence-based. As indicated there, I continue my discussion of what strategy is not today with a sixth blog in this series: strategy is not a science or a profession.The search for evidence-based strategy comes from those that hold that strategy (a ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part V: Strategy Is Not Evidence-Based

What Strategy Is Not Part V: Strategy Is Not Evidence-Based

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Already the fifth blog in this series on what strategy is not, today I will talk about the extent to which strategy is based on scientific evidence - or not. This blog may be somewhat disappointing - especially for those with a strong belief in management science - since it will argue there is hard ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part IV: Strategy Is Not What Top Management Does

What Strategy Is Not Part IV: Strategy Is Not What Top Management Does

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This is the fourth blog in a series of blogs on what strategy is not. This time I'll comment on the idea that strategy is just something for top management.It is quite common to think that strategy is a concern for the organization’s top management only. Along that line, strategy is generally assu ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part III: Strategy Is Not Goal-Setting

What Strategy Is Not Part III: Strategy Is Not Goal-Setting

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In my previous two blogs within this series on 'What strategy is not' I argued that strategy is not warfare and that strategy is not analysis and planning. Today, I add that strategy also is not the same as goal-setting, for strategy is sometimes confused with goal-setting.Goals can be important to ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part II: Strategy Is Not Analysis and Planning

What Strategy Is Not Part II: Strategy Is Not Analysis and Planning

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In my previous blog I started a new series of blogs on 'What strategy is not'. Last week's topic was 'Strategy  is not warfare'. This week I shall argue that strategy doesn't equal analysis and planning.When you read the average strategy textbook you might be strongly inclined to think that strateg ...
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What Strategy Is Not Part I: Strategy Is Not Warfare

What Strategy Is Not Part I: Strategy Is Not Warfare

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After a series of blogs on strategy implementation, I start a new series of blogs today. This time I will write about what - in my biased view of course - strategy is not. This is relevant for at least three reasons:First, discussing what strategy is not challenges some commonly held assumptions abo ...
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Strategy Implementation Part V: The Participation Perspective

Strategy Implementation Part V: The Participation Perspective

It has been a while ago since I've published my latest blog - holidays and book writing activities are my main excuse. In four previous blogs I shared four perspectives on strategy  implementation: the performance management perspective, the change management perspective, the organizational perspec ...
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Strategy Implementation Part IV: The Alignment Perspective

Strategy Implementation Part IV: The Alignment Perspective

The fourth perspective in this blog series on strategy implementation is the alignment perspective. This perspective assumes that strategy implementation fails when there is insufficient alignment, for example, between people with different interests, between departments, between an organization's s ...
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Strategy Implementation Part III: The Organizational Perspective

Strategy Implementation Part III: The Organizational Perspective

After the previously discussed Performance Management Perspective and the Change Management Perspective, a third perspective on strategy implementation is the Organizational Perspective. While the first two perspectives are relatively well-known and commonly mentioned in strategy textbooks, this th ...
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