Strategy and Alignment

Olin Business School

Olin Business School

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About the course

Successful organizations employ strategy to achieve their goals, but it’s almost impossible to achieve those goals when departments or individuals are focused on their own agendas.

This program examines one of the most challenging aspects of strategy—how to successfully align people and resources to support the goals, directives, and strategic position of the organization. We will focus on how choices, policies and procedures of operations, technology, human resources, and even geography must align in order to achieve the strategic goals of the overall organization.

Topics

  • Complementarities and conflicts in firm resources and activities
  • Incentives and managerial control
  • Aligning team members toward organizational goals

Benefits

  • Ability to apply corporate directives and goals to functional and divisional decision-making
  • Tools for aligning employees with corporate goals
  • Experience identifying conflicts between firm strategy and internal processes and activities

Experts

Lamar Pierce

Lamar Pierce joined the Olin faculty in 2007, after visiting at Carnegie Mellon for two years. Prior to earning his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked at Boeing in Seattle, WA. Pierce's research focuses on economic and psychological factors that impact both productivity and ...

Strategy and Alignment at Olin Business School

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