How do you Implement Emergent Strategy?

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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar

How do you Implement Emergent Strategy?

That's a tough question... I believe, to implement an emergent strategy process, organizations need to:
1. SCAN their environment constantly.
2. FREQUENTLY AUDIT THE DELIVERY PROCESSES for improvement opportunities at a shorter intervals of time (for example one month duration of implementation). The audit team needs to take feedback of the previous cycle and incorporate it in the next cycle.
3. Have a strong INNOVATION TEAM that works on changes, implementation on test basis etc.
4. Establish FREQUENT FEEDBACK LOOPS, as this is essential for continual improvement.


Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

7 Focus Areas to Implement Emergent Strategy

Here's a list of 7 focus areas to implement an emergent strategy process in an organization:
  1. UMBRELLA: Develop an umbrella behind all your strategies. Define the ultimate purpose, vision and mission and make them shared among the strategists and the board.
  2. SCAN: Constantly scan the external environment for new trends, changes, developments, etc.
  3. SCENARIOS: Prepare scenarios in case certain things happen (or not).
  4. EXPERIMENT: Experiment a lot. Make many small bets.
  5. LEARN: Embrace continuous strategic learning. Because the world is VUCA, we need to learn about it all the time.
  6. CULTURE: Establish a culture welcoming change and new ideas. Don't be afraid to change.
  7. STRUCTURE: Create a very flexible, agile organization structure.

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Consultant, Guatemala

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