CCE Charity Talk October 2011
Strategy – taking stock
Dr Tobias Jung
Strategy – the Holy Grail?
The mystique…
http://www.lapiana.org/downloads/LaPianaConsulting_RTSP_CEN_Workshop.pdf
Good intentions don’t move mountains;
bulldozers do. In non-profit management,
the mission and plan are the good intentions.
Strategies are the bulldozers. They convert
what you want to do into accomplishment.
Peter Drucker
Strategy as
‘post hoc’
rationalisation
of success?
Mintzberg, H (1987) The Strategy Concept I: Five Ps For Strategy, California Management Review 30(1): 11-24
How?...Slightly lost?
The Strategy Safari
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Environmental
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Cognitive
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Entrepreneurial
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Power
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Positioning
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Cultural
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Planning
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Learning
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Design
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Configuration
Mintzberg, J, B Ahlstrand and J Lampel, 2008
Problems with strategy research
Need for a change of perspective?
A conceptual framework for analysing strategy as practice
Praxis
Strategising
Practitioners
Practices
Based on Jarzabkowski,, P, J Balogun, D Seidl, (2007), Strategizing: The challenges of a practice perspective., Human Relations 60(1): 5-27
Implementation
Hadley, J, L Lanzerotti, and A Nathan (2011), Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results, The Bridgespan Group
However beautiful the strategy, you should
occasionally look at the results.
Winston Churchill