2020 is approaching to the end. Needless to say, it has been a very hectic year and the best wishes on January 1st, 2021 will have a specific meaning. I do not remember any year in my career where so many aspects of the business have been impacted
Quantitative decision matrices hide richness needed to develop and select winning strategies. The Strategy Alternatives Matrix (SAM) addresses this critical flaw, where possible choices are allowed to evolve over time enabling the emergence of a favoured strategy – hence “The Emergent Approach to Strategy™ ”. The SAM can be thought of as an ecosystem where strategy alternatives are species competing for survival.
Especially in B2B companies, the product management function is key to profitable growth. Despite its importance, and obvious stepping stone to business leadership, the role is often misunderstood or poorly defined
Finding the key bottleneck to achieving your aspiration brings focus to both strategy design and execution. Root cause analysis techniques can be powerful tools to expose the hidden bottleneck.
Everything you believe is needed for changing a business from current state to future state
Arkaro recently posted a LinkedIn poll with the question “What is most frustrating about your strategy process?” Poll results highlight agility but other issues are raised...and solutions offered
Mark Blackwell, Arkaro, becomes an affiliated partner for The Emergent Approach to Strategy
Staircase models are popular for breaking an overall high-level aspiration into sequential milestones, sometimes yearly. Staircases are a type of roadmap, and can be very useful visualisation of a plan, but they cannot be described as a strategy.