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Strategic Controversy

Strategic Controversy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

When U-M Ross Professor Aneel Karnani talks to executives and reads mission statements, he often comes away thinking that companies need more controversy.

Not the kind that puts the company in the headlines, but the kind that shakes the conference room walls with debate, and puts the business in a direction with which some may disagree.

 

Teamwork and pulling in the same direction have their place in a company's culture, but that thinking has become so pervasive that it often stifles the dissent and debate necessary to set a sound business strategy, 

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Only 14% of employees understand their company’s strategy and direction

Only 14% of employees understand their company’s strategy and direction | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Why don’t more employees do what they are supposed to do?  Author and consultant William Schiemann might have part of the answer—only 14% of the organizations he polled report that their empl...
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While Strategic Visualisation, Formulation and Execution appear to be the key focus of most Organisations, Communication of the Strategy in a clear and effective manner is essential. The very people who are supposed to execute the strategy need to understand it. Failure of executives to communicate their strategies could result in a dichotomy of the strategy-full and the strategy-less. The message is clear to executives; involve your employees in your strategy and communicate it or watch as those visions rapidy turn into nightmares.

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What is a futurist? 

What is a futurist?  | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The role of a futurist is growing in prominence, and demand for our input is rising. Businesses and governments increasingly see 'ownership of the

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Here's What's Keeping You Up At Night

Here's What's Keeping You Up At Night | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
From concerns about how to motivate employees to meet company goals to worries over how to gain a “big picture” of company talent through data and analytics, a host of work-related issues haunted HR professionals in 2016, according to SilkRoad’s latest “What Keeps HR Up At Night?” report. Each year, SilkRoad aims to
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It's Official: How Microsoft and LinkedIn Plan to Change the Way the World Works

It's Official: How Microsoft and LinkedIn Plan to Change the Way the World Works | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Microsoft just placed a huge bet on LinkedIn. Here's how it just might pay off.
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This is an example of a major event that could require some organizations to examine its potential impact on strategic objectives.
 
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Fact-based 'Sully' reaches dramatic heights

Fact-based 'Sully' reaches dramatic heights | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The strategy is a success, the landing attracts worldwide attention and Sully is hailed as a hero — a claim that he brushes off. As far as he’s concerned, he was just doing his job.
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Logic Model Canvas: Building Strategic Alignment - Innovate Vancouver

Logic Models are used by leadership teams to build awareness, commitment, and investment in the organization’s strategic initiatives, goals, and values. Logic Models are also used to build alignment and troubleshoot potential gaps between vision, strategy, and outcomes achieved. Each part of the model is crucial and helps to illustrate the benefit and impact of …
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Executive pay needs reforming to spur business to long-term growth 

Executive pay needs reforming to spur business to long-term growth  | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
As we celebrate the bonfire of some economists’
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3 Major Trends That Will Forever Change the Way We Work

3 Major Trends That Will Forever Change the Way We Work | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The workplace is changing--rapidly. By staying ahead of these trends, you can make sure your business remains the leader of the pack.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.
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The economic essentials of digital strategy | McKinsey & Company

The economic essentials of digital strategy | McKinsey & Company | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.
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Visual Content Marketing Strategies for 2016

Visual Content Marketing Strategies for 2016 | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

Stand Out on Social Media with These Visual Marketing Strategies Visual content is still the best kind of content for social media marketing.

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Content Curation: Things to Consider to Nail a Winning Strategy

Content Curation: Things to Consider to Nail a Winning Strategy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

Content curation is not just for people in marketing. The folks of this field know to create a hub of information regardless of the type of your niche.

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The Art of the 1-Page Strategy

The Art of the 1-Page Strategy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
EDT: 1:00 p.m. | PDT: 10:00 a.m. | GMT: 17:00 Strategic planning is at the heart of any enterprise, and alignment with the corporate strategic plan is often a key concern of CIOs. Companies that are leaders in their industries do not distinguish between
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A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues

A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
strategic planning process, we discussed why completed strategic plans sit on shelves. There are multiple reasons for this unfortunate situation. I think an

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10 Small Changes You Can Make to Your Business Right Now

10 Small Changes You Can Make to Your Business Right Now | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Begin with features that make your company more personal than move on to things improve your process. You'll find plenty of suggestions and many should take next to no time to implement.
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Why time management is ruining our lives

Why time management is ruining our lives | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The Long Read: All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed
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Very interesting, detailed review of time management and productivity efforts.  Provides a thoughtful examination of how different "strategies" impact results.
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'Corporate innovation does not work,' says Accenture

'Corporate innovation does not work,' says Accenture | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Accenture's Narry Singh tells WIRED2016 that startups and corporates should collaborate for the best results
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The future of UK manufacturing: solving our productivity puzzle

The future of UK manufacturing: solving our productivity puzzle | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Productivity remains central to the economic success of the UK, and with Brexit in our near future, it is more important than ever.
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What Startups Can Learn From Larger Companies About Content Strategies

What Startups Can Learn From Larger Companies About Content Strategies | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Content - What content marketing strategies can startups learn from larger companies? I recently asked marketers with experience working for companies of different sizes for their insights.
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Getting Mobile in Retail: Why 87% of Retail Marketers Plan to Up Mobile Spend in 2016

Getting Mobile in Retail: Why 87% of Retail Marketers Plan to Up Mobile Spend in 2016 | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Mobile is taking over retail. Consumers research, price check, compare products, purchase, review products, and contact customer service all from the comfort of their mobile phones.
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3-Part Social Media Strategy That Actually Works

3-Part Social Media Strategy That Actually Works | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Want better results from your social media efforts? Get focused and organized with this 3-part social media strategy that actually works.
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These 7 American Cities Will Compete for $40 Million to Create Transportation Utopias

These 7 American Cities Will Compete for $40 Million to Create Transportation Utopias | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The US government is offering seven cities a remarkable challenge: reinvent urban transportation for the 21st century, with a particular focus on autonomous vehicles.
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The cities competing and the government should be using the Strategy Matrix to really assure accomplishment of the strategic objectives.  Each city will also have it's own set of unique "Key Characterisitics."
 
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4 Tips To Fully Integrate Your Company’s Branding, Marketing, And Strategic Vision

4 Tips To Fully Integrate Your Company’s Branding, Marketing, And Strategic Vision | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

How’s your digital strategy looking these days? If not so good, there’s hope.

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Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation: Becoming a digitally mature enterprise

Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation: Becoming a digitally mature enterprise | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

What’s the most important driver of organizational digital maturity—social, mobile, analytics, or cloud? None of the above, according to the latest MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte digital business study.

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