With prior topics’ discussion of the evolution of industries and core competencies as a background, you will now begin to explore a variety of tools and options related to the design of the organization, beginning with strategies and tactics, and how innovation can be applied to make an organization more competitive within an industry.
Beyond the Fluid Phase of its industry, an organization emphasizes innovation in its organizational processes and this necessitates an examination of organizational structure. In industries beyond the Fluid Phase of the Abernathy model, organizational structures are increasingly mechanistic and less conducive to change. And yet, the long-term survival of these companies is dependent upon change. Effective operation of an enterprise requires both a long-term strategic and a short-term tactical plan.
Activity: Strategies and Tactics Paper
You will examine strategies and tactics to familiarize yourself with their purpose, function, and the role they play when organizations seek to advance by being innovative. Writing this will help you understand the selected company’s strategies and tactics and how they affect the company’s planning and operations.
The paper should contain three sections identified below.
Background (choose one or the other)
Your personal thoughts on: