Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
- This course is designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
- Ideal for managers who interface between strategic leadership above and the operational teams below.
- This program is designed for leaders who need to know the forest and the trees so they can ensure tactical operations align with strategic objectives
About the course
Most organizational strategies, whether in corporations, non-profits, or government agencies, fail not due to faulty formulation but inept execution.
This short course will help you avoid this common pitfall by introducing core concepts in the implementation of organizational strategy. We’ll explore the Strategic Design Paradigm and see why ‘good’ strategies do not always lead to good performance, determine how to come up with measures that match your mission and navigate the alignment between performance and reward, learn to how to design effective global teams and how to anticipate and proactively resolve dysfunctional alignments between the innovative strategy you pursue and the structures and process you put in place to realize it.
We will use a variety of learning methods such as case analysis, discussion, short videos, self-assessments and team exercises to gain a practical grasp of the program content. At the end of the program, you’ll be able to answer the question “given a particular strategy, how do you get it done right?" Emphasis is placed on self-reflection and linking the course concepts to participants’ own career needs so they leave with an action plan for execution in their organizations.
During this course, participants will:
Strategic Planning Given a strategy, how should leaders go about getting it done?
Troubleshooting What could go wrong in execution and why?
Process Design How do we learn to proactively correct execution errors through better design of structure and processes?
Session 1: Why ‘good’ strategies do not lead to good performance
- Introduction to the Strategic Design Paradigm
- Application Exercise: Design Deficit Audit: Map your company on the Design Paradigm
- Takeaways on systems approach to design
Session 2: Pitfalls in Measurement and Management
- Measurement issues in execution
- Measuring success: Case analysis
- Application Exercise: The measurements I use at work
- Takeaways on measurement issues
Professor R. Kabaliswaran ('Kabi') has been with the faculty of Management at NYU since 2002. Professor Kabaliswaran had his initial education in India. A National Merit Scholar, he had his undergraduate education in engineering at IIT Madras. Subsequently, based on his undergraduate thesis, he ...
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