Strategy From the Edge: Building Adaptive and Actionable Strategies for Your Organization

Stanford Continuing Studies

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Stanford Continuing Studies

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It’s time to rethink how organizations typically approach strategy. Strategic planning and implementation are so often slow, inefficient, reactive, and backward-looking processes. What if an organization could more quickly perceive and respond to changes in the environment? What if strategy was viewed not as a fixed, episodic function owned by a few people within an organization, but rather as an adaptive, continuous activity, with every employee helping to move the organization toward a preferred future? In this workshop, we will begin by exploring our own practices, beliefs, and assumptions about organizational strategy. We will learn how to seek “inspiration from the edges” through a practice known as signal gathering—identifying newly emerging products, services, and behaviors that are harbingers of the future. We will then develop and work with additional structures that promote ongoing strategic conversations and action in an organization. Students will leave the workshop with a new practice, new structures, and a framework to promote everyday strategy, as well as a plan for how they can apply this new way of thinking about strategy to their own organizations.

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Peter Coughlan

Peter has 20+ years of experience applying the tools and methods of design to a broad range of organizational challenges in a wide range of sectors—from fast-moving consumer goods to foundations, from hospitals to pharmaceutical. Peter is currently a core faculty member in the Master's in Organiz...

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