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Canadians Want National Senior Health Care Strategy: Report

Canadians Want National Senior Health Care Strategy: Report | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
CALGARY - A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors health care which includes an emphasis on keeping them in their homes as long as possible.The Ipsos Reid poll, done annually as part...
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Nations have a "screaming" need for carefully evaluated strategies.  It's not enought to just "develop" a strategy.  It has to be carefully evaluated -- something the Strategy Matrix clearly accomplishes.

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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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Ade Ayonrinde's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:32 AM

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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How to See the Future First

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One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development.
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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan?
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Strategic Thinking – 7 Ways to Chill Out and Move beyond Being ...

Strategic Thinking – 7 Ways to Chill Out and Move beyond Being ... | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Trying to be perfect has come up in several strategic thinking workshops and conversations recently. I definitely understand trying to be perfect. Been there, done that, and still try to do it way too often.
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How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?
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Business Strategy: Plugging the Leaks in Your Revenue

Business Strategy: Plugging the Leaks in Your Revenue | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
This article provides business strategy insight where it is needed most. Your revenue. Take an in depth look at how to truly fix the its holes.
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FutureProof Strategy - A.T. Kearney

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Shaping Tomorrow : The state of strategy today

Shaping Tomorrow : The state of strategy today | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

When asked about their strategy formulation failures, most executives complain that it is an insufficiently inspired, unrealistic, impractical, and detached process: 1) Lack of understanding of future trends (88%) 2) Little understanding of internal capabilities (87%) 3) Too much top-down approach (84%) 4) Not enough logical thinking (84%).

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Organizational Leadership For Achieving Strategic Goals And Objectives

Organizational generalship so achieving smooth goals other objectives: QHb http://t.co/Uoej3BNp1X
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A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:

  • Growth
  • Superior operational outcomes through efficient work practices
  • Becoming competitive in an existing market
  • Increasing product sales to take market leadership
  • Expanding into other regions
  • Optimizing ROI
  • Developing a service delivery model that incorporates tactical projects

When you’re done, you might scratch your head and reflect: I think this looks OK. It doesn’t. It contains what might be called goals, objectives, actions, and vague statements of intent — but alas, no strategies.


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Vertical integration, a risky strategy

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When a company plans to expand its business into areas at different points on the production path, such as when a manufacturer owns its supplier or distributor, vertical integration can help compan...
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Why a 5-year plan is a suicidal practice

Why a 5-year plan is a suicidal practice | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The five-year plan is not only unworkable, it is seriously counterproductive. And its death is signaled by the advent of Exponential Organizations, or ones that grow disproportionately larger than ...
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Use the “Two Note Strategy” to Plan and Reflect on Your Day

Use the “Two Note Strategy” to Plan and Reflect on Your Day | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Many of us have a list of affirmations to start the day or check how our day went. Use some post-it notes to make sure you do both.
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Culture Can Make or Break Strategy

Culture Can Make or Break Strategy | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
A company however big or small, cannot successfully implement corporate strategy without employees who believe in the mission and understand how to...

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Don Dea's curator insight, January 25, 2:06 AM

Without a deep and accurate assessment of their organisation’s culture, boards and management teams will find it very challenging to initiate and implement strategic change.

A company however big or small, cannot successfully implement corporate strategy without employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. As Louis V. Gerstner, former CEO of IBM once noted, “Culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game.”

One of the starting points of understanding an organisation’s culture is to understand its founding principles. What is its heritage? Its legacy? Its points of differentiation? And the markets and customers that it serves?


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Eloquens's curator insight, January 25, 11:10 AM

Workplace culture might seem like an intangible concept, but it's vitally important to the success or failure of your strategy.

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Reimagining Retail For The Digital Age: The Importance Of An Integrated Approach

Reimagining Retail For The Digital Age: The Importance Of An Integrated Approach | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
The digital consumer has forever changed the retail industry – requiring retailers to adopt an integrated approach with a solid digital strategy.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 17, 8:58 PM

The new consumer is digital. They expect a superb, seamless experience.. Shoppers will desert retailers that fail to deliver.

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The Types of Strategic Voices You Need to Hear

The Types of Strategic Voices You Need to Hear | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Do have contrasting voices on your strategy team? It's not enough to have familiar voices that are immersed in the current strategy. There are two others types of voices you can't afford to exclude from your organization's strategy conversations.
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Strategic Thinking – 5 Reasons to Integrate Spirituality and Business ...

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Talking with reader and number one Brainzooming fan Stephen Lahey recently, the conversation turned to the strategic thinking behind reasons to integrate one's spirituality and business life. I shared my personal strategic ...
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4 Purpose Organizational Goals Should Serve for Enterprise

4 Purpose Organizational Goals Should Serve for Enterprise | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Organizational goals are desired outcomes for entire organizations and they are critical for effective organizational performance and achieving desired result as they four vital purposes.
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The 2014 Strategy Study at a Glance

A.T. Kearney reached out to more than 2,000 executives, business leaders, and heads of strategy functions to discuss their thoughts on the state of strategy to…
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'Big data itself is not a strategy'

'Big data itself is not a strategy' | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
From the Army to the FCC, agencies are learning how to use analytics as a means to measurable ends.
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Gamification Works Best With Individual Goals, Not Collective Ones

Gamification Works Best With Individual Goals, Not Collective Ones | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Gamification — using game-like techniques to offer rewards for achievement — is an increasingly popular technique to help engage employees...
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Organizational Leadership For Achieving Strategic Goals And Objectives

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Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes

Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
I am an ex-strategy consultant. I have an MBA. And I am increasingly convinced the relevancy of both has been permanently diminished.  Is strategy dead? Webster’s defines Strategy as “a careful plan for achieving a particular goal over a long period of time.”  Yet today, what constitutes a long period of [...]
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Part of the dynamic of why "strategic exploration" is so important today!  @i_wheel

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Amazon's Brick-And-Mortar Strategy A Mistake

Amazon's Brick-And-Mortar Strategy A Mistake | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is planning to open its first retail store in Manhattan just in time for the holiday season.
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5 Reasons Why Your SEO Strategy Isn't Working

5 Reasons Why Your SEO Strategy Isn't Working | Strategy Matrix | Scoop.it
For all the planning, however, sometimes SEO strategies don't work. With so many moving parts, it can be hard to determine exactly where you have gone wrong.
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