Strategic Planning

20 20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World by Hugh Courtney

By Hugh Courtney

In the course of a altering economic system, such a lot executives proceed to exploit a method toolkit designed for yesterday's extra good industry. for that reason, thoughts emerge that neither deal with the hazards nor benefit from the possibilities that come up in hugely doubtful occasions. Now, McKinsey & corporation advisor Hugh Courtney argues that managers needs to flow past the superseded "all-or-nothing" view of method within which destiny occasions are both sure or doubtful. as a substitute, he indicates a simple-yet powerful-alternative: comprehend the extent of uncertainty you're dealing with in a given state of affairs, and you may make greater, extra knowledgeable strategic choices.Based on a world evaluate of the main process difficulties confronted by means of over 100 prime businesses, Courtney unearths how executives can advance 20/20 foresight - a view of the longer term that separates what should be recognized from what cannot. whereas executives with 20/20 foresight can hardly ever increase ideal forecasts of the longer term, says Courtney, they could isolate the "residual uncertainty" they face and use this perception to create aggressive virtue in modern day turbulent markets. Unveiling a progressive framework for diagnosing to which of the 4 degrees of residual uncertainty a selected method selection corresponds, "20/20 Foresight" exhibits how readers can leverage this data to reply to 3 key strategic questions: form or adapt to uncertainty? Make strategic commitments now or later? and keep on with a targeted or diverse strategy?"20/20 Foresight" additionally exhibits strategists find out how to tailor each point of the decision-making method - from formula to implementation - to the extent of uncertainty confronted, describes the strategic-planning procedures readers can use to observe, replace, and revise ideas as important in risky markets, and contains a toolkit for determining, constructing, and trying out new approach strategies - whole with guidance for making use of the suitable software to the suitable scenario on the correct time. A complete method of procedure improvement lower than all attainable degrees of uncertainty and throughout every kind of industries, this can be the fundamental consultant for making tricky strategic offerings in a altering international. Hugh Courtney is an affiliate crucial with the worldwide approach perform at McKinsey & corporation in Washington D.C.

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If the latter, is this a minor modification or a major one? 2. What is the cause of this situation? 3. Is there any dispute that this is the cause? 4. What is the history of this situation? 5. What are the important facts related to this situation? 6. Does this situation involve the organization’s relationship with another group? 7. If yes, what group(s)? Consequences of the Situation 1. How important is this situation to the organization’s mission? 2. How consistent is this situation with the mission statement or vision statement?

8. How satisfied is organizational leadership with this reputation? Step 2 Image Index Place an “X” at the appropriate location in the following listing: Does your organization consider its product(s) or service(s): Contemporary Fun High Tech Ordinary Inexpensive Practical Modest Abundant Beneficial Efficient Routine Essential Safe High Quality Traditional Tedious Low Tech Distinguished Expensive Idealistic Pretentious Scarce Worthless Inefficient Innovative Luxury Risky Low Quality B. Research Program If there are any significant gaps in the existing information, you may have to conduct research to learn more about the public perception of your organization.

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