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.
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.
The Killer Problem #1 to change and innovation – achieving the aspirations is what matters – but aspirations are not directly actionable
To ensure strategy statements really are strategies, the Emergent Approach toolkit includes new tests called The 5 Disqualifiers of Strategy.
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.
How the story of the Monkey and the Coconut Trap can be a powerful agent for change management.