Avoid Pigeon Holed Approaches to Strategy

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Avoid Pigeon Holed Approaches to Strategy
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
Strategy is defined differently by different proponents, based on what one considers, is the key focus of his theory / paradigm / postulate. Examples include
Blue ocean strategy that espouses a clean slate approach, out of the box thinking, unbounded by the past, bold, forward looking and claimed to be superior to other forms of strategy development
Porters five forces model of competitiveness that believes sustainable businesses depend purely on competitiveness driven by the five forces of competitiveness
SWOT approach where strategy development is driven by an analysis of the past: strengths, weaknesses (constraints) and the future opportunities and threats
Systems approach where a holistic integrated approach is taken in charting a strategy

I believe - contrary to a pigeon holed approach that individual proponents espouse - that strategy is the thinking process in the mind of the strategist (business owner or the CEO). It is not somethin...Sign up

Pigeon Holed Strategy
mangesh pansare, Manager, India, Member
I did read books by Porter, on SWOT, etc., and I was wondering how can the strategist divulge ones strategy, because once open to world, it is no more...Sign up

Pigeon Holed Strategy
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
Thank you Mangesh. You are absolutely right. I happened to have some professional interaction with a recently retired Lt. General in the Indian Army. ...Sign up

Pigeon Holed Strategy
mahmoud, Saudi Arabia, Member
@Subramanian: I don't agree with the part you mentioned about strategy being a game, actually this is exactly the In...Sign up

Pigeon Holed Strategy
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
You seem to have interpreted the word game in a negative sense. The word game here only means a set of ideas that work in sync to achieve a goal. To q...Sign up

Creating an Efficient Strategy in Silence
Leslie, Student (University), Mexico, Member
It's an interesting and common topic that we see during all our life. When you move the correct pieces in the "battle camp" you can see the main point...Sign up

Always Share Strategy Inside your Firm
Neeran Gautam, Professor, India, Member
I believe that strategies in a competitive environment should always be shared (this too is a strategy). Being innovative one moves higher on the ladd...Sign up

Sharing the Strategy?
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
Dear Prof. @Neeran Gautam, thank you for your views. I tend to agree with you in a limited sense for a limited purpo...Sign up

No Pigeon Hole Strategy but Entrepreneurial Strategy
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
My thinking is that, rather than try to be perfect, you should do your best. Remember of course, that your best will vary, and when compared, your str...Sign up

Evolving Strategy
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
@K.Narayana Moorthy: Yes, you are right. Strategy is an evolving thing depending on the situation that unfolds. I am...Sign up

Some Additional Information on (Business) Strategy
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Success in business through strategy comes from: teamwork; innovation; clear vision; good leadership; inspiration and motivation.
A business stra...Sign up


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