About the Author

Ronald Herse

As a partner at Evolutionizer, Ronald Herse is responsible for the development and integration of business content into software for strategy development and implementation.

He was managing director and partner of a leading software company for nine years. As a pioneer in the combination of integrated management concepts and modern software for anchoring excellent management in complex organizations, he implemented concrete and sustainable solutions in the entrepreneurial practice from very early on.

Previously, he worked in more than 80 international projects for six years as a consultant and spiritus rector of the Competence Center for Strategy at the Malik Management Center St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Already at the beginning of the digital era, he founded a digital marketing agency and still teaches at the University of Applied Science in Vorarlberg, Austria, on strategic management, transformation and change processes.

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Ronald Herse
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September 2021
1 minute

Revolutionize your Strategy Development

Find out how matrix organizations ensure their future readiness in our upcoming webinar. Question established ways of thinking and methods and increase the agility of your strategy work.

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December 2020
3 minutes

Network instead of depth

The high speed of change in many markets makes it clear how important it is to act as early and in a coordinated manner as possible when unforeseen events occur. What helps us to deal with uncertainty?

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November 2020
3 minutes

Individualization in the Strategy Process

A few key elements are required for the overarching strategy process to form a common, robust core. However the process, methodology and the type of cooperation should be individually designed for each planning unit and aligned with real needs. What should be considered in practice?

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October 2020
2 minutes

Strategic Alignment

Successful strategy work ensures the right strategic alignment at the neuralgic points. These elements will help you with orchestration and alignment in practice.

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October 2020
2 minutes

Strategic Agility

Successful strategic work is based on agility. Therefore 3 essential things must be ensured in strategic work.

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September 2020
2 minutes

Strategic Management 4.0

The digital transformation leads to significant changes in strategy work. To become "excellent", you should achieve these conditions.

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July 2020
3 minutes

Why Transformations Fail

Many transformation efforts remain ineffective. And often not because of a flawed strategy, but because the change does not reach the organization sustainably. Taking the organization through a phase of change is one of the key tasks of leadership – and managers should know these 6 risks.

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July 2020
4 minutes

How to make Transformation successful

In the last part of our series on the topic of transformation, we described the prerequisites for successful transformation and how to use opportunities in one's own situation. Read now in part 2 how transformation can succeed.

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June 2020
4 Minutes

Leverage the Opportunities of the Own Situation for Transformation

As a result of the crisis management, many companies have already successfully implemented initial changes and are initiating new topics for implementation. We are experiencing a seamless transition to a phase of transformation that not only involves risks, but also opportunities. We have summarized a few of the success factors for sustainable transformation.

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June 2020
3 minutes

How the Medium-Sized Companies Withstand the Crisis and Prepare Themselves for the Future

What about the resilience of the medium-sized companies? What measures do they take to prepare for the post-Corona period? We discussed these and other questions with selected companies in April 2020. Our 6 recommendations for action in 2020:

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May 2020
4 minutes

5 Perspectives on Preventing Strategic Faults in Unstable Times

In economically difficult phases, companies run the risk of focusing exclusively on key operating figures and losing sight of important strategic issues. With these 5 evaluation perspectives you avoid strategic mistakes and ensure a balanced initiative portfolio management.

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April 2020
5 minutes

5 Sources to Activate the Collective Intelligence of the Company

The initial shock of the corona crisis has been overcome, and the economic effects will continue to accompany us for a very long time. We must assume that volatility and uncertainty in our markets will continue to increase and become the new normality in the business world. The unknown will become permanently greater, we are forced to become even more agile as a company.

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March 2020
4 minutes

5 Instant Measures to Stay on Track During the Crisis

We are experiencing one of the biggest shutdowns in recent history. Nearly all companies are currently asking themselves how they can avert greater losses from their business from the effects of the crisis on their business, how they can continue to act and how they can prepare for the "ramp-up" after the crisis.

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February 2020
9 minutes

10 Levers for More Agility in Your Organization

If personnel expenses increase more or less in proportion to sales over a longer period of time, this is a sign of potential for productivity and efficiency increases. But what are the levers for increasing agility in our organizations?

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February 2020
9 minutes

Balanced Scorecard (BSC) vs. Objectives & Key Results (OKR)

In the 1990s, concepts such as the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) were developed, which have since been applied in practice on a number of occasions in breadth and depth. Since a few years the OKR concept (Objectives & Key Results) has become more popular. It promises a more flexible, agile approach to objectives and is intended to create a better balance.

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June 2019
6 minutes

Strategic insights: From the stockpile of documents to the map of knowledge

In part II of the Strategic insights publication series, we demonstrated practical ways to improve the quality and reliability of forecasting in planning. This article is dedicated to a much greater potential for strategic insights – which can finally be realized thanks to modern methods such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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May 2019
8 minutes

Strategic insights: "Hey, AI, what's your opinion?"

In part I of the publication series Strategic Insights, the potential benefits of extended statistics and machine learning for strategy and planning work were outlined. As a more in-depth introduction to the topic, Part II discusses ways of increasing the quality and reliability of forecasts in planning.

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April 2019
8 minutes

Strategic insights: "If the company knew what the company knows ..."

Developing a robust strategy has never been easy. High business complexity, market dynamics and shorter planning horizons create uncertainty and make it harder to make the right decisions at the right time. A lever lies in a new handling of the already existing strategy data estimates.

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November 2018
5 minutes

"To ashes, to dust ...": The old strategy approach gives way to a new understanding

Market volatility, growth, disruption, digitization, shareholder value... our current environment is characterized by constant change and ever higher speed. It has never been easy to develop working strategies and implement them with the desired results.

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October 2018
5 minutes

What makes your business unique?

Which core competencies create a sustainable competitive advantage over the competition? VRIO analysis is a good way to find out.

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April 2018
10 minutes

These are the 30 best strategy quotes

Some people have the gift to boil down complex issues into short, catchy statements. May it be with humor, charm, fighting spirit, or simply wisdom. In doing so, they inspire others to question their habitual ways of thinking and acting and even pursue entirely new paths in life.

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March 2017
6 minutes

Top-down, bottom-up or countercurrent process?

One of the central questions which first need to be clarified as part of the introduction or revision of a strategic planning process in medium and large enterprises is the direction of planning.

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July 2016
7 minutes

Ten steps to a successful strategy workshop

Organizing and leading strategy workshops has to be learned, because the results of such workshops have a decisive influence on the future performance of the company.

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February 2016
4 minutes

Tips for developing Key Risk Indicators

Key Risk Indicators signal changes in the company's risk profile at an early stage. We show you how you can identify risks early on and actively counter them with suitable measures.

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August 2014
5 minutes

Clarify responsibilities more easily using RACI Matrix

One of the most common mistakes when it comes to strategy implementation is that responsibilities are not clearly defined. Employees are not sure what is expected of them or simply assume that someone else will do the job. Create a remedy with RACI Matrix.

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April 2014
4 minutes

Zero-Base Budgeting: Do you plan your budget from scratch every year?

In contrast to traditional, incremental budgeting, Zero-Base Budgeting does not simply update the costs of the previous year. Instead, the budget is replanned from scratch, similar to when you start a business.

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September 2012
5 minutes

How to achieve strategic alignment?

Bridging the gap between strategy development and execution is one of the biggest challenges many organizations face. Probably the most important driver for a successful strategy implementation is the so-called strategic alignment.

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