This four-day programme is anchored on six key pillars and will follow a logical progression:
1. Introduction to Strategy
What is strategy, what is it trying to achieve, and how is it implemented? The basic questions about strategy every executive needs to answer.
2. Strategy under VUCA
The world is constantly changing and growing ever more complex. What are the risks and uncertainties contained in the future. How are they different from one another? How can one create options for possible, but not certain, futures?
3. New Strategy: Disruption, Innovation & Blue Oceans
Technology disruption sounds like an unpredictable process - there is, however, good theory to explain and even predict how it works. It can also be used to one’s advantage in exploring new “Blue Ocean” markets.
4. Scenario Planning
Sometimes, possible futures can be seen clearly as possibilities, yet still remain impossible to predict. Scenarios can help plan even where the future does not follow a clear path – and there are specific methods to build them.
5. Getting the Story Across with Storytelling
Strategy is only as good as its execution. Execution in turn depends on how able you are to communicate the essence of your strategy, and how well you engage your team and your stakeholders. Humans respond exceptionally well to stories. We are hard wired to tell and hear them. This module teaches you how.
6. Emergent Strategy
How can a strategy remain relevant when the world around it keeps on changing? It can’t. It must change and adapt as well. A flexible and adaptive strategy will emerge through the skillful merging of observation, insight, response to, and proactive engagement with the world.