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Decision-Making Best Practice 1 – There Can Be Only One

StrategyDriven Decision Making Best Practice | decision makerEffective decision-making provides the organization with a unified direction aimed at achieving a primary objective and possibly one or more secondary objectives. Regardless of the decision’s complexity or its immediacy, the probability of achieving a successful outcome is directly related to the organization’s ability to execute the decision in a deliberate and focused manner. It is for this reason that decisions and direction for their execution should come from one individual.


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About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

The Advisor’s Corner – Guaranteed Future?

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Can a good strategy define a company’s future?

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Strategic certainty does not exist. Organizations should, however, leverage a good strategy to establish the vision toward which executives and managers focus employee efforts. Vision combined with excellent execution that reinforces desired behaviors generates a high degree of organizational alignment and accountability that in turn propels the organization toward a more focused and committed, if somewhat uncertain, destiny.

The StrategyDriven website was created to provide members of our community with insights to the processes and actions that can be taken to create the shared vision, focus, and commitment needed to improve organizational alignment and accountability for the achievement of superior results.

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Strategic Analysis Best Practice 3 – Identify the Hidden Drivers

StrategyDriven Strategic Analysis Best PracticeOrganizational alignment to common goals suggests executive, manager, and employee motivation is largely driven by the company’s strategic plan. However, there are likely some additional, hidden performance drivers unintentionally created by the organization’s processes or embedded as an integral component of the organizations’ history and culture.


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About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

New Model Released – Business Process Relationships

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our third model, Business Process Relationships. This model illustrates the many interrelations between the strategic business planning and tactical business execution processes. Additionally, the model provides a framework against which to association the many best practices posted on the StrategyDriven website.