How to Reach Consensus among Executives on the Strategy?

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How to Reach Consensus among Executives on the Strategy?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Achieving alignment and agreement among the top executives of a large corporation in respect of the strategic vision and strategy is obviously really important, but not easy. Especially at times when disruptive technological changes pose existential challenges to firms.
An article I recommend by Bernard Kümmerli et all explains the process used by Swisscom for the above really well.

The process implemented at Swiscom to achieve leadership alignment around the long-term vision and strategy had the following steps:
  1. ESTABLISH COMMON GROUND. First, a foundation has to be laid to enable a fruitful discussion. An agreement has to be reached about common definitions and assumptions around 3 questions:
    • What business are we in? That might be a different one...Sign up

How to Reach Agreement Among Executives on Strategy
Josephat Olwal Ngesah, Kenya, Member
Interesting subject. People don't always agree on anything. Our different backgrounds, culture and biases shape the way we think and act.
On the ...Sign up

Unification of Intent Among the Concerned Executives
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
Top executives might benefit from counseling in order to create an intent to resolve the differences. Counseling can be in the form of their own sugge...Sign up

Creating Executive Alignment on Purpose, Values and Strategy
Charles Alter, Consultant, United States, Member
I think there's too much emphasis on everyone agreeing on anything in most organizations. The bigger issue is whether the organization is aligned w...Sign up

How to Manage Consensus Among Executives
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
  • CLARIFYING THE BUSINESS WE ARE IN (e.g. are we in letter delivery or promise / trust keeping?) enables an accepted vision of the future.Sign up

Aligning Executives on Strategy is a Real Challenge
Ioannis Stathakopoulos, Manager, Greece, Member
Getting consensus will be easier if the organisation has a well accepted and followed vision and values. If the executives can fit in this the change ...Sign up

The Foundation to Help Executives Reach Consensus on Strategy
Victor Chewe, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
My contribution is that the foundation to getting executives to reach consensus on strategy should have been laid before as the performance and effect...Sign up

Aligning Strategic Vision, Purpose and Values Among the Executives
Akintunde Olusegun, Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Strategic resources, values and purpose must all align with the corporate vision and, ...Sign up

Exposing Misalignments in Leadership team
Charles Alter, Consultant, United States, Member
Interesting discussion everyone. I recently read an HBR article that specifically addresses this issue by using a real-time polling tool to expose mis...Sign up

Metamapping Misalignment & Consensus
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
@Charles Alter: Charles I have used the same approach with ...Sign up

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