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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 16 – Strategic Analysis Multidiscipline Teams

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 16 – Strategic Analysis Multidiscipline Teams elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 6 – Multidiscipline Teams. This discussion:

  • defines what a multidiscipline team is
  • identifies why multidiscipline teams are needed to support strategic analysis
  • lists the steps needed to form a multidiscipline team that collectively possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively perform a strategic analysis

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Strategic Analysis Best Practice 6 – Multidiscipline Teams

Today's businesses operate in complex, multidimensional environments and often execute highly dynamic and interrelated processes. Evaluating these circumstances collectively requires a breadth and depth of knowledge not likely to be possessed by a single individual.


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Business Performance Assessment Program Warning Flag 1 – Inwardly Focused Performance Assessments

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Warning Flag ArticleOften practiced, it can be highly misleading to base the organization’s performance standards relative only to internally identified best practice methods and characteristics. While at times the organization’s performance does represent the highest standard, it is more likely that individual activities are performed more effectively and efficiently by other organizations, particularly those seeking to improve performance in an effort to compete with perceived industry leaders. Top performers recognize this trap and augment their internal search for effective performance with an outward examination of other relevant businesses.


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The following StrategyDriven recommended best practice is designed to support introduction of external performance information to the business performance assessment process:

Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice 2 – Multidiscipline Teams

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice ArticleComplex business processes often involve many of the functional business units within an organization. Regardless of the process specifics, it is unlikely a single individual will possess the broad range of knowledge and experience needed to fully understand the influences and impacts each functional contributor has on the process’s overall outcomes. Therefore, when evaluating cross-functional programs, processes, and procedures it is critical that a multidiscipline assessment team be employed.


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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.