Bringing science to the art of strategy. Lafley AG(1), Martin RL, Rivkin JW, Siggelkow N. Author information: (1)University of Toronto, Rotman School of. Many managers feel doomed to trade off the futile rigor of ordinary strategic planning for the Bringing science to the art of strategy. A G Lafley, Roger L. Martin, +1 author Nicolaj Siggelkow; Published in Harvard business review. Manageris recommande l’article Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy, Harvard Business Review,
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Many managers feel doomed to trade off the futile rigor of ordinary strategic planning for the hit-or-miss creativity of the alternatives. The team then tests the key barrier conditions to see which hold true. Strategic Planning ; Science. Already a Business Briefings subscriber?
Finance Globalization Health Care. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Jan Rivkin. The authors outline a strategy-making process that combines rigor and creativity. All it had was Oil of Olay, a small, The group need only review the test results and choose the possibility with the fewest serious barriers. Frame a choice by converting each business issue into at least two mutually exclusive options that might resolve it.
In fact, the two thhe be reconciled to produce novel but realistic strategies.
Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy
While fleet management had the potential to significantly improve the customer experience, Hilti was already a successful firm under its extant model and had sciejce decide whether the restructuring of its business model was worth the risk.
To produce novel and successful strategies, teams need to adopt a step-by-step process in which creative thinking yields possibilities, or hypotheses, and rigorous analysis tests them. It lacked a credible brand in skin care, the largest and most profitable segment of the sector. For the ecience team, this is the step that starts the strategy-making process. Article Harvard Business Review September Fleet management would involve a shift from selling power tools to leasing them as a service.
Published on Oct 20, in Issue – October After testing the barrier conditions for several possibilities, it opted for a bold strategy that might never have surfaced in the traditional process: For all its emphasis on data and number crunching, conventional strategic planning bringig not actually scientific.
Conventional strategic planning is driven by the calendar and tends to focus on scence, such as declining profits or market share.
Rivkin and Nicolaj Siggelkow. As long as this is the case, the organization will fall into the trap of investigating data related to the issues, rather than exploring and testing possible solutions. Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon, and Jan Rivkin. The new Olay succeeded beyond expectations-showing what can happen when teams shift from asking “What is the right answer” and focus instead on figuring out “What are the right questions?
Cite Bginging Details Purchase. The key is to recognize that conventional strategic planning, for all its analysis, is not actually scientific-it lacks the careful generation and testing of hypotheses that are at the heart of the scientific method. Cite View Details Related. About the Author Jan W. This seven-step method, developed by the authors, involves applying creativity to a strtegy rigorous process to enable teams to generate novel strategies and to pinpoint the one most likely to succeed.
Once it has listed all the conditions, it assesses their likelihood and thereby identifies the barriers to each choice.
The associated case explores the strategic decision-making process of premium power tools manufacturer Wtrategy inwhen the company was considering implementing a fleet management system in the construction industry. A simple way to get strategists to avoid that trap is to require them to define two mutually exclusive options that could resolve the issue in question.
A team begins by formulating options, or possibilities, and asks what must be true for each to succeed. It lacks the hypothesis generation and testing that’s at the heart of the scientific method. Find at Harvard Purchase. Cite View Details Purchase Related.
Business and Environment Business History Entrepreneurship. The possibilities-based approach, therefore, begins with the recognition that the organization must make a choice, and that the choice has consequences.
Bringing science to the art of strategy.
Rivkin, and Nicolaj Siggelkow. For Lalfey, it represented an entirely new business model, which would substantially differentiate the company from its competitors.
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They should ask what must be true for a given possibility to succeed—and explore whether those conditions hold. Mills, Karen, and Jan W.
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