Synopses & Reviews
Turbulent times create a threat for the survival of organizations while also offering new opportunities. This book uses many examples to demonstrate how an improved strategic management approach, leveraging established management concepts in conjunction with the innovative technology solutions offered by business intelligence, can lead to improved results. The book presents the three main barriers to an effective strategy execution and how they can be overcome. Creating a shared understanding of the strategy on all levels of the organization using a Value ScorecardTM and following the Strategic Alignment ProcessTM enables organizations to measure and monitor performance. The Strategic Alignment Remote ControlTM is presented as the ultimate tool for managers to remain in control of their business. Seven Case Studies from different industries across the globe provide examples how the organizational performance can be improved. They include companies like Daimler, Tetra-Pak, Würth, Germany's Federal Employment Agency, City of Aix-Les-Bains, and Giesecke & Devrient.
Remote controls allow us to issue commands from a distance. The book describes the first Strategic Alignment Remote ControlTM for managers to monitor performance, receive alerts and issue commands to steer their business across the globe. By utilizing established management concepts and IT solutios managers access colour-coded information about the performance of business units across the world using a management cockpit. The concept of the "Value Scorecard" and the "Strategic Alignment Process" are used to improve organizational performance. Seven Case Studies from different industries across the globe provide examples of how this can be done. They include companies like Daimler, Würth, Tetra-Pak, Germany's Federal Employment Agency, City of Aix-Les-Bains in France, Giesecke & Devrient. Additional examples from organizations like Disney, Marriott, Volkswagen, Avis, FedEx, Harrahs, American Airlines help to demonstrate how the application of these concepts adds a unique value.
Effective Strategy Execution describes the first Strategic Alignment Remote ControlTM for managers. Readers will learn how to monitor performance, receive alerts and issue commands to steer their business across the globe.
Table of Contents
1 Management Challenges in Dynamic Business Environments. - 2 The Strategic Alignment Process. - 3 Preparation for Strategy Execution. - 4 Strategy Execution. - 5 Outlook. - 6 Case Studies. - Index. - Notes. - Bibliography. - Glossary. - About the Authors.