Transformative Strategies

Strategic Thinking in the Age of Globalization, Disruption, Collaboration and Responsibility Brian Tjemkes, Oli Mihalache ... Transformative. strategizing. What are transformative strategies and transformative strategizing?

Author: Brian Tjemkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000373660

Category: Business & Economics

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Transformative Strategies is based around the idea that strategic thinking is critical for organizational success in today’s environment. The financial crisis, continuing economic uncertainty, digitalization, environmental issues, and social issues involved in globalization present strategic problems for enterprises. Unlike other textbooks that take a standard solutions-based approach, Transformative Strategies provides readers with a way to develop strategies that fit their own complex situations and shows how models may be applied in different ways to different problems. Each of the four key elements affecting the business environment (globalization, disruption, collaboration, and responsibility) are addressed as a set of tensions in eight areas: global competition, business model innovation, digital strategizing, business eco-systems, corporate social responsibility, top management teams, and trans-cultural leadership in a globalized world. This tension-based pedagogy enables readers to shift from dichotomized thinking (such as exploring or exploiting) to transformative thinking (such as exploring and exploiting; exploring through exploiting) and readers are challenged to solve real problems that companies face, encouraging them to acknowledge the broader context in which organizations operate and to analyze the problem from multiple perspectives. Each chapter is structured to aid engagement and discussion, including a discussion of the tension tied to the chapter’s topic, learning objectives, theoretical frameworks, real life case studies, exercises and reflective questions. A highly practical book that encourages readers to develop solutions that fit their own complex problems, it will be particularly suitable for those studying strategic management as part of an MBA, MA or MSc in Management, as well as those in executive education. It will also appeal to all those interested in learning how to lead and transform organizations towards impact, purpose and relevance. Online resources include discussions of the case studies, supplementary problems for class discussion, and an instructors’ manual outlining the pedagogical approach.
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Business Transformation Strategies

In the chapters that follow, we propose to rethink strategy as strategic leadership, a sacred trust, and responsible stewardship of the organization one is commissioned to serve. BuSinESS TranSfOrmaTiOn ExErCiSES 3.1 According to Kotter ...

Author: Oswald A J Mascarenhas

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132105015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

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A resource for industry professionals and consultants, this book on corporate strategy lays down the theories and models for revitalizing companies in the face of global recession. It discusses cutting-edge concepts, constructs, paradigms, theories, models, and cases of corporate strategic leadership for bringing about transformation and innovation in companies. Each chapter in the book is appended with transformation exercises that further explicate the concepts.
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The Future of Strategy A Transformative Approach to Strategy for a World That Won t Stand Still

Transformational. Strategies. Unlike startups, established firms should address their ingrained assumptions and beliefs before they consider a transformational strategy. Here, a FutureProof approach is useful in bringing ...

Author: Johan Aurik

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071848756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Own the Future of Your Industry with a Transformational Strategy Designed for Today's Business World Leaders today are inundated with strategic opportunities, besieged by business disruptions, and pressured to innovate--to do things better, faster, or differently. The CEO of a Fortune 500 firm explains it best: "I am looking at 23 different strategic initiatives. Trying to develop and implement so many strategies is like trying to change the driver, tires, the oil, and the bumpers; paint the body; and tune the engine. And doing all of this on a car that's running at full speed." The answer used to be found in strategy. But in the past decade, the commonly deployed large-scale strategic exercises were largely discredited. They were slow and elaborate and did not deliver the expected returns, let alone help make sense of a glut of initiatives or cope with an increasingly unpredictable future. The Future of Strategy brings strategy back from those big top-down plans. It answers the questions of executives facing tumultuous business conditions and rapidly shifting markets: Is strategy still possible? Yes. Aren't strategies outdated before they can be implemented? Not if they are done right. Rather than developing strategy, aren't we better off being agile and able to capitalize on emerging trends faster than our peers? Agility complements strategy; it cannot replace it. This book is about reversing course and repositioning strategy in its rightful place as the overarching management system. The authors introduce their core methodology, designed to future proof companies against the friction and "fog of war" that inexorably accompany changing times. They synthesize three fundamental principles that, when combined, provide the means to reclaim strategy: Take direct cues from fundamental trends affecting the company going forward Engage people across the company to translate these cues into strategy and effectively eliminate the handover hurdle between formulation and execution, a major reason for strategy failure Capture the output as competitive opportunities and manage their life cycles--when some have run their course, others are ready to take over Strategy today requires stepping over the shadows of one's own ingrained beliefs to capture new opportunities. This book reveals the inner workings of transformational strategies developed by leaders who gradually become more successful by advancing winning combinations of attitudes, values, habits, and practices.
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Unaccompanied young migrants

On the other hand, transformative strategies are about changing the way society is organised and aim at restructuring the underlying framework (Fraser, 2005: 73). Transformative strategies are therefore 'remedies aimed at correcting ...

Author: Clayton, Sue

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447331889

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, and one grounded in human rights, Unaccompanied young migrants explores in depth the journeys migrant youth take through the UK legal and care systems. Arriving with little agency, what becomes of these children as they grow and assume new roles and identities, only to risk losing legal protection as they reach eighteen? Through international studies and crucially the voices of the young migrants themselves, the book examines the narratives they present, and the frameworks of culture and legislation in to which they are placed. Challenging existing policy, it questions, from a social justice perspective, what the treatment of this group tells us about our systems and the cultural presuppositions on which they depend.
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Digital Transformation Strategies

Organizational innovation: For any strategy to be successful, people are the most critical variables. Strategy and transformation start at the leadership level and flow down the entire organization. The top leaders need to be open to ...

Author: Srinivas R. Pingali

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789391370350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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This textbook offers a unique combination of theory, practical applications and case studies on digital transformation strategies. Digital transformation is the process of changing conventional business models enabled by digital technologies. This involves strategically deploying digital technologies to create differential value of an organization. Digital transformation encompasses strategy changes, business model innovation, product and process innovation, and organizational innovation, all wrapped in a layer of newer technologies. This textbook helps define transformation and digitalization and contrasts them with digitization and automation. The book also presents a comprehensive digital strategy framework and describes each of its elements through several examples and exhibits. It provides useful insights into industry-specific cases, suggests detailed templates for digital implementation, and describes the risks in execution of digitalization and potential mitigation strategies. Key Features: • Covers all the key aspects of digital transformation required to build a career in consulting and implementation of digital strategy in business • Cases and examples from multiple industrial sectors to aid understanding of real-life practices and implementation of digital transformation • Structured in a reader-friendly manner to engage students, instructors, and junior and mid-level executives • Assumes no prior understanding of strategy, product development or process innovation
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Educational Leadership and Nancy Fraser

This combines the 'practicability of affirmative strategy with the radical thrust of transformative strategy' (Fraser & Honneth 2003, ... the issue for education is always the tension between affirmative and transformative strategies.

Author: Jill Blackmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693154

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Drawing on the work of Nancy Fraser, this book offers a critical view of contemporary educational leadership and reform discourses, exploring how her key concepts of redistribution, recognition and representation may apply to social and therefore educational justice. Fraser offers a political and pragmatic reconciliation between feminist, neo-Marxist, critical and post-structuralist theories. This book outlines how Fraser has worked on and worked over theories of social justice and how this can inform how we can understand educational theory, policy and practice generally. In particular, the book focuses on the field of educational administration and leadership (ELMA) as it relates to equity issues such as school choice and inequality, gender and inclusive leadership, and alternative schooling. Fraser’s argument about ‘scaling up’ social justice theory is shown to be highly salient given the emergence of the field of transnational education policy and its role in the context of intensified nation-state and edu-business competition. Overall, through the lens of Nancy Fraser’s unitary framework, this book considers epistemological questions about the nature of knowledge, examines the relationship between the state, the individual, education and social movements, addresses the difficulties and dilemmas which arise due to the intersections of gender, class, race, sexuality and culture in a globalized context, and illustrates how the principles of social justice can be mobilized by leaders in everyday practice. Educational Leadership and Nancy Fraser is an illuminating read for those policymakers, researchers and practitioners engaged in the field of educational administration, leadership and social justice.
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Manual of Healthcare Leadership Essential Strategies for Physician and Administrative Leaders

Encouraging Accountability transformative Versus trudging It is unfortunate that politicians have embraced as part of their pedantic polemic the notion that they will be transformative leaders once they attain office, and all too often, ...

Author: Donald Lombardi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071794855

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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How physician executives and managers can become outstanding leaders in times of rapid change Written by authors who have more than sixty years of combined experience in healthcare, physician, and organizational leadership, this groundbreaking book is an innovative blueprint for overcoming the complex changes and challenges faced by leaders in today's healthcare environment. Rather than being a theoretic work, The Manual of Healthcare Leadership is intended to be a relevant, practical, and real-world guide that addresses the myriad organizational, regulatory, budgetary, legal, staffing, educational, political, and social issues facing leaders in the healthcare industry. One of the primary goals of this book is to enable readers to maximize the performance of each staff member in the interest of collectively providing peerless healthcare to their service community. The strategies offered throughout the text include the "why, what, and how" necessary to solve specific problems and challenges encountered by healthcare managers and leaders. Instruction is provided not only with text, but with diagrams and other resources specifically designed to demonstrate sequential thinking and the progressive application of solutions. With this book in hand, healthcare leaders will be able to confidently select, train, guide, and assess their staff. They will also be able to negotiate, plan, resolve problems, manage change and crisis, and handle the thousand and one other challenges that come their way on a daily basis.
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Made in Europe

An affirmative strategy is a kind of multi - culturalism , where diversity is approved and diversity or identity groups are ... In contrast , transformative strategies aim to deconstruct differences , to destabilise cultural meaning ...

Author: Julia Lepperhoff

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000100578305

Category: Labor market

Page: 284

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Text Learning Strategies in School aged Students

Transformation strategies described further the construction of the textual information on the basis of prior ... two strategies could be made , and consequently , students ' learning could be characterized either as transformative or ...

Author: Marja Vauras

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3812106

Category: Cognitive learning

Page: 222

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Leadership Research Findings Practice and Skills

I like the idea of an organization sending a group of managers and professionals to an off-site strategy development session every couple of years or so. ... Yet these tools are less effective at developing transformative strategies.

Author: Andrew J. DuBrin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357716267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Examine the keys to leadership success with the practical, skill-building approach found in DuBrin's LEADERSHIP: RESEARCH FINDINGS, PRACTICE AND SKILLS, 10E. This edition balances current research and theories with the latest applications from successful practitioners in today's business world. New and updated, popular self-assessment quizzes and the latest skill-building exercises help you inventory and strengthen your own leadership qualities and personal competencies. An engaging narrative highlights stories of leadership in familiar companies, such as UPS, Best Buy, Salesforce, Kohl’s and GM. This edition provides more opportunities than any other book of its kind to apply the principles you've just learned in cases and experiential exercises. Practical insights, supported by contemporary research, assist you in developing the skills and confidence you need to become an effective leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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