Executing Your Strategy at the Speed of Change
Rest in peace the annual strategic planning cycle. It had a good long life but finally succumbed to the realities of a faster, more disrupted world. We are all going to miss those good old days. But alas, the idea that a company can annually refresh how they remain relevant and prosperous in their field is simply obsolete. What is needed is an approach that deals with the three realities we face today: Change, Culture and Capacity. Change because the rate of change is accelerating such that monolithic approaches to strategy development and execution are too slow and too rigid. Culture because if anything is a constant it is the question of how to deal with organizational inertia. Capacity because frankly companies often lack the time to deal with their operational reality let alone focus on something that is longer in range. This webinar describes these three issues and offers concrete alternatives to dealing with all three. Examples will be given of how organizations typically struggle with these issues along with examples of how they can be overcome given the right approach.
About Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan has a 30 year history of work with individuals, teams and organizations helping them clarify what they want and focus on getting it. His belief is that solutions to organizational challenges are best constructed to match the unique DNA of the organization. Mark has dedicated his career to implementing pragmatic solutions based on the best research available. This means that Mark’s focus is on what the organization can accomplish given their situation, competency and desire. Mark’s bias is that the real strategy of an organization depends on the decision process that determines actions that serve short term, long term and transformational goals. Organizations that have created decision clarity have the ability to create outstanding results are great places to work. This also creates a challenge because as Mark puts it “To get what we have never had, we must be willing to do what we have never done."
Throughout Mark’s career, that covers engineering, line management, leadership development, business start-up, project management, program management, portfolio management, strategic planning, workshop facilitation and public speaking, Mark has worked with individuals and companies in the high-tech, bio-tech, construction, consumer goods, high volume manufacturing, software, healthcare and internet industries. Mark creates a learning environment where clients make progress on addressing their issues while gaining the ability to address their future challenges. In this way, Mark combines today’s “fishing” with tomorrow’s “ability to catch fish." Mark believes in creating real organizational capability.