Three Forms of Strategy

Keep one ear open in almost any business environment and the term “strategy” is sure to crop up on a regular basis. Unfortunately, those using the term frequently fail to define the way in which they are using it. Nor do those hearing it bother to check to see how it is being used. As a result, conversations about strategy can become confusing.

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Strategy Is . . . A Lot of Things

Strategy means so many things to so many people that it is difficult to have a meaningful conversation about strategy unless you define your terms.

Don’t Redesign Your Company’s Performance Appraisal System, Scrap It!

At a time when many corporations are engaged in unrelenting searches for ways to improve operations and reduce costs, there is one aspect of organizational life that has largely escaped scrutiny: Performance Appraisal. Perhaps this is because performance appraisals have become an unquestioned fact of life in most large organizations. As with most unquestioned facts, a critical examination can prove beneficial.

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