Strategic Navigation Theory
steve ochonma, Management Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Strategic Navigation: Conceptual Framework.
Within the last decade of the twentieth century, a new ground was broken in the area of strategic management. William C. Miller (1993) was at the forefront in this breakthrough. His idea on this new paradigm shows how new levels of quality and breakthrough results are possible by building on and going beyond principles of TQM, Continuous Quality Improvement (CI) and Operational Excellence Management (OEM). Miller termed his concept as Quantum Quality or Strategic Compassing.
William H. Dettmer in his book “ Strategic Navigation: A Systems Approach to Business strategy”, 2003, introduced a new model for strategy development: a synthesis of the framework of military planning, the speed and flexibility of maneuver warfare, and the logical verifiability of cause and effect, which he labeled “The Constraint Model”. The result according to Dettmer, is “strategy on the wall”—a top-to- bottom visual picture of where the organiz...