Leaders face the difficult challenge of selecting those few operational activities their organization will pursue from the multitude that are proposed every planning cycle. Collectively, these activities define the company; its culture, its direction, and ultimately its success or failure.
Selecting those activities the organization engages in requires a degree of both art and science. Initiatives pursued should support the organization’s qualitatively defined values, culture, and strategy while at the same time positioning it to maximize quantifiable benefit creation at minimum cost. The resulting portfolio of activities to be performed serves as an input to both the annual and long-range business plans; charting the course for the organization’s future.
Focus of the Alternative Selection Forum
Resources in this forum are dedicated to discussing the principles and practices enabling leaders to most effectively choose those options aligned with the organization’s values and goals while offering a maximum value return to the organization and its stakeholders. The following articles, podcasts, documents, and resources cover those topics foundational to effective alternative selection.
StrategyDriven Personal Business Advisor Remote Assistance and Dedicated Advisor clients and Alternative Selection Forum subscribers can access all of the articles listed below. Self-Guided clients can access those articles annotated as [SG]
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- Forgotten Productivity Related Challenges to Process Reengineering’s Value Creation
- More Efficient Processes Can Increase Costs
- Total Cost of Ownership
- Total Benefit of Ownership
- Total Value of Ownership
- Best Practice – Common Assumptions and Variables
- Best Practice – Evaluate Everything
- Best Practice – Reality Check
- Best Practice – Technically Right and Absolutely Wrong
- Best Practice – Establishing Priorities
- Best Practice – Select What Not To Do And Stick With It [SG]
- Essentials of Strategic Management by J. David Hunger and Thomas L. Wheelen
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