So what is a Framework for strategy? and why do you need it?

Everything you believe is needed for changing a business from current state to future state! by Mark Blackwell, Arkaro (mark@arkaro.com)The article “What is the definition of strategy?” demonstrated the widespread confusion that exists in the strategy terminology. For any team…

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4 (and more) tips to make your strategy process less frustrating

Poll results highlight agility but are other issues are reported....... Arkaro recently posted a LinkedIn poll - "What is most frustrating about your strategy process?" 32% of respondents supported that statement "It is not sufficiently agile to adapt to the marketplace. Often an annual…

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Strategy News

Corporate veteran, Dr. Pete Compo will shortly be publishing The Emergent Approach to Strategy.   The book, cracks the nut of strategy wide open, providing both the first foundational theory and detailed actionable methods to confront the chronic misunderstanding and misuse…

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What is the definition of strategy?

A strategy is the central rule of a framework, designed to unify all actions and decisions around busting the bottleneck to achieving the foremost aspiration.  by Mark Blackwell, Arkaro (mark@arkaro.com) What is the definition of strategy? The article "Have you…

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Is your strategy working for you?

Sarah joined a new business team. Pretty soon she was working long hours, just like everyone else, but despite the long hours the numbers were not being hit – and the pressure on the team was building. Sarah had an idea – perhaps if they reviewed the strategy at the beginning of the management meeting they could check if they were doing the right things and make some better decisions if not on track?

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Have you tested your strategy recently?

“Can you summarize your company’s strategy in 35 words or less? If so, would your colleagues put it the same way? It is our experience that very few executives can honestly answer these simple questions in the affirmative,” are the challenging opening words from Collis & Rukstad in their thought-provoking article Can you say what your strategy is? (Harvard Business Review – April 2008).

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COVID-19 and the risk to food supply

The first wave of COVID-19 has created lasting change for the business world. Without adequate uptake of an effective vaccine there is significant risk of future waves of infection. In its COVID-19 Insights series, Arkaro offers some thoughts on business implications for leaders. For the first article associate contributor Rudi Burkhard reflects on impact to supply chains.

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