Day-to-day pressures in many organisations may mean that operational items force strategy off the agenda or are delegated to the few. However, the firms that outperform the competition have found a way to respond to the challenge of balancing operational excellence while keeping a focus on strategy. The failure to balance the tensions between strategy and operations is pervasive.
Various studies done in the past 25 years indicate that 60% to 80% of companies fall short of the success predicted from their new strategies. However, some firms can succeed in difficult industries, while others struggle in sectors where competitors do well. For example, the airline industry is notoriously unprofitable and therefore unattractive but some firms, such as Southwest Airlines in the USA, are significant profitable exceptions.
This course will help you understand how a different mindset and approach can help these successful organisations to pull ahead of the competition. In recent years it has become evident that developing strategy is important but only if attention is also paid to implementation.
This course provides you with the information to understand the latest thinking in the field strategy and challenges you to use the latest methods and tools to gain a deeper understanding of your own organisation’s strategic strengths and weaknesses. You will be encouraged to consider the challenge of exactly what is the ‘performance’ that management seeks to improve. An integrated set of processes and tools will be presented, often used to develop strategies.
You will then be asked to consider the human and behavioural aspects of implementation and how these translate into operational actions. Plans are the written or articulated forms of strategic plans, useful to record and monitor progress. You will be asked to review their effectiveness and how they can be improved.
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