Strategy Formulation as the Means to Arrive at a Future End State

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Strategy Formulation as the Means to Arrive at a Future End State
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
Strategy is about formulating a path to arrive at a future end state. Since there can be several viable options, strategic analysis involves choosing which road to take. The more important question is how "idealistic" is the desired future state. If the future is deemed predictable and certain, then the strategy can be deliberate. However, when predicting a future end state is extremely difficult, then an emergent strategy makes more sense. Instead of having to look way out in the Future, you carefully watch what is emerging in front of you and navigate the evolutionary potential of the Present. This is called"naturalistic strategic planning". The naturalistic end state is based on organizational values such as "whatever we do, we will do no evil" or "whatever path we choose, it will lead us to sustainability"....Sign up

There is no Way to Predict the Future
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
This is a very important thought. Let me lunge back to the origins of strategy. The term has been primed by the military. There strategy is about winn...Sign up

We Can Predict the Future to Some Extent
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
I agree with both of you. Because external changes have become more frequent and perhaps also more significant (impact), it is harder to predic...Sign up


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