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Strategic Thinking

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March 2021
2 Minutes

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18
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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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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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10
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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

6 Trends out of the Crisis Summarized for You

The hard lockdown seems to be over for the moment. Germany and Europe are awakening again. Although the consequences of the crisis are not yet fully visible, clear trends are emerging due to major consulting firms. We, as well, observed these changes, combined them with our practical experience and summarized the most important trend topics for you:

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4
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September 2019
5 minutes

Self-motivation: becoming independent from motivation through others

What gives us meaning? Where does performance come from? What drives people? You can find out what is important in our guest article.

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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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May 2019
5 minutes

Five approaches to strategy

As business environments have grown more diverse in recent decades, picking the right approach to strategy for each context has become increasingly important. We believe there are five broad approaches to strategy.

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18
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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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5
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November 2018
3 minutes

“Everything is possible, nothing will remain the same”

Today’s complex world cannot be mastered with the help of the “old” logic. In the media and during events, we more and more frequently meet the term “agility”. But beyond half knowledge, what’s behind this buzzword, and why shouldn’t we underestimate this topic?

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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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June 2017
7 minutes

Generic competitive strategies were yesterday

Which competitive strategy does your company pursue? Cost leadership or differentiation? If your answer to this question is "both", you are probably on the right track.

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October 2016
6 minutes

John Kotter’s 8-step model in the digital age

What is the reason for Kotter’s continued topicality? Because when all’s said and done, his book ‘Leading Change’ appeared more than 20 years ago.  What is it that’s motivating the strategy community to engage with Kotter today?

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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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April 2016
6 minutes

Thinking strategically like a chess master

Lasting success is the result of good strategic decisions. And these are based on effective strategic thinking.

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