Workshop: Strategic planning and the “emergent” way.
Date / Time
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Strategy is often considered as a given set or course of actions adopted by organisations in order to achieve specific, predetermined goals or outcomes. Organisations are then set up as mechanisms in order to align to such strategic thinking; we “build” teams, “run” organisations with “tools”, “procedures”, “systems “and “mechanisms” in place to realise deliberate strategic plans. When it goes well we think of our teams or organisations as “well-oiled machines” – when it doesn’t we think something is “broken” or not “working”.
Emergent strategy takes the view that competitive environments change very rapidly. Customers’ demands and needs evolve in a nonlinear, often unpredictable way. Organisations that are too mechanistically structured and focused on planned/ deliberate strategies can develop rigidities and lower responsiveness.
This workshop introduces the concept of emergent strategy and contrasts it against traditional strategic planning approaches. Delegates will have the opportunity to consider their own approaches to strategy and debate the usefulness of a more emergent strategy thinking approach to their own organizational needs.
This workshop will be of use to those that are at a relatively immature stage of thinking about organizational strategy and strategic directions, and those that are seeking to broaden their thinking around strategic planning.
Please arrive at 8:30am to register, in time for a 9:00am start.