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We need to talk about strategy: How to hold effective strategic dialogue? [r-libre/1438]

Bourgoin, Alaric; Marchessaux, François, & Bencherki, Nicolas (2018). We need to talk about strategy: How to hold effective strategic dialogue?. Business Horizons, 61 (4), 587-597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2018.03.008

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Item Type: Journal Articles
Refereed: Yes
Status: Published
Abstract: As researchers and consultants, we’ve spent the last few years helping a dozen major public and private organizations understand what went wrong with their strategic planning. We discovered that executives have a hard time doing strategy because they are at a loss when the time comes to engage in strategic dialogue. Either their teams debate the organization’s values and goals when such issues should be settled, or they waste time on the detail of specific projects that have yet to receive the green light. But whether the conversation is too broad or too narrow, strategy stays out of view. Drawing on recent developments in strategy-as-practice and decision-making literature, we propose a model that executives can follow to take control of strategy meetings and keep their teams on track. We ask them to focus on the right decision purpose, adjust the meeting’s communication style, and cast the right leader for the job. When these three simple rules are followed, the pillars of successful dialogue are aligned, and executives can finally talk about what matters most to them: strategy.
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Depositor: Bencherki, Nicolas
Owner / Manager: Nicolas Bencherki
Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 19:04
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 14:37

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