Strategy, defined as plan, pattern, position, and perspective, is used to derive four distinct processes of strategy formation: planning, visioning, venturing, and learning. Each is considered as it applies to your organization and the session concludes with an integrative model that includes all of these. The objectives for this topic are to:
- Understand better the concept of strategy.
- Develop an appreciation for the various processes of developing strategy.
- Consider this in light of the needs of your organization, or department and what you can do about it.
For some background information related to this module we recommend Henry Mintzberg's TWOG on Need a Strategy? Let it grow like a weed in the garden.