During this start of the year, I thought to share my ideas on strategic management and its future. I have shared my views over the past, present, and future of strategic management in dozens of presentations, hundreds of discussions, numerous investment negotiations, and so on. For some reason, I never before just put my top line thinking in simple writing. So here it goes.
Then there’s the present.The real world. The today. As in many other fields, the discipline of strategic management seems polarized, or multipolar even. Some still stick to the old ways, yearly clocks and bootcamps and all. Some completely dismiss strategy, for example by quoting Peter Drucker for saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Well, it does, but it’s not _supposed_ to! Even Mr Drucker insisted on forward-looking strategic thinking, _and_ he called for a supporting culture. Well, today there also are many who really work on insightful strategies – and cultures – with the aim for even greater competitive advantage, for even higher growth of market capitalization, and for a long-term prosperity.
These beliefs and insights are something we believe deeply at FIBRES Online. The use of future-related information, combined to strategy in a right ways is a powerful combination.
On a closing note, I’m also inviting you to participate in our survey (5 min. filling time) on ‘foresight as part of strategic management’. Results will be announced early March. Click the link below (open until 22nd of February, noon (EET)).