Three Strategic Frameworks (Mulcaster)
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Mulcaster (2008) developed 3 strategic frameworks that can be useful both in decision making and in strategy. All three frameworks will be briefly explained below:
1. OPPOSING FORCES APPROACH: This is an approach in which the advantages and disadvantages are seen as forces that can maximize an organizationís added value if managed efficiently (see: Force Field Analysis). This differs from the general approach to an organization's pros and cons, in which the advantages and disadvantages are simply seen as two lists that can be compared so as to determine the net benefits of an organization.
2. MANAGING FORCES: Any strategy is influenced by multiple forces that need to be considered both in decision making and in strategy implementation (see: Stakeholder Analysis). However, because of the large number of forces, some of them are often forgotten or they are not seen as significa...