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Many people assume that strategic thinking, formulation, and implementation is only for the top-level executives of the company when, in fact, the opposite is true.
Great strategic thinkers are needed within every function of the organization. A company can outperform competitors only if it can establish a difference at each level, or in each activity of the business.
Therefore, a functional strategy is necessary to help leaders and individual contributors within each function understand, align with, and deliver upon the over-arching organizational strategy of the company.
This means that functional and departmental leaders must be in tune with not only senior management and the organization’s strategy, but the needs and wants of customers, as well as the business conditions, environment, market, and competitors.
CMOE’s belief is that strategy is everyone’s job, and that functional leaders must define a strategy that links the organization’s strategic objectives in order to achieve their personal, team, or departments’ strategic objectives.
This can be accomplished by exploring the following key areas that indicate strategic opportunities and give leaders insight into how they can formulate a strategy within the strategy:
Every business unit and function must be more devoted to strategic thought and action, and to view their work from a strategic perspective. CMOE’s Strategic Leadership™ Workshop and Applied Strategic Thinking® Workshop are designed to help leaders and individual contributors see the big picture for their business units and magnify their short- and long-term results. With the strategic tools and skills taught in these workshops, participants will leave prepared to successfully capitalize on the events shaping the world within their function of the business.
“Highly successful organizations call on all employees to think and act strategically.”~ Strategy Is Everyone’s Job: A Guide to Strategic Leadership
“Strategic thinking belongs to every job…every day.”
“Each piece of the mosaic has to figure out how to be cost-effective and innovative, how to contribute to the big picture.”~ Strategy Is Everyone’s Job: A Guide to Strategic Leadership
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