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Introduction to Strategic Doing: An Agile Approach to Strategy

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  • Purdue University via Future Learn
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • 6 hours of effort required
  • Language: English

Explore a new way of thinking about strategy
Today’s complexities demand agility and collaboration to do strategic work. This course introduces a strategy discipline called ‘strategic doing’.

The course will help you sharpen your ability to think horizontally in networks and you’ll gain insights on building trust at scale even among people who have never worked together before. You’ll understand what strategic conversations are and how they can be guided. You’ll also learn how strategies can be designed, tested, and adjusted rather than just sit on the page of a strategic plan gathering dust.

What topics will you cover?

  • Today, both market value and social value are being created in open, loosely-joined networks, rather than the command-and-control hierarchies of yesterday.
  • Traditional strategy tools, like strategic planning, don’t work in this new environment
  • Doing complex work in networks requires approaches to strategy that are more agile and a style of leadership that is collaborative
  • Purdue University has developed a new approach to strategy called Strategic Doing
  • This course provided an introduction to Strategic Doing​

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Identify examples from your own experiences that illustrate this shift from hierarchies to networks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how strategy is different in networks than it is in hierarchies
  • Recognize characteristics of network-based thinking
  • Apply network-thinking to address a problem or opportunity that is important in your community or organization
  • Recognize ways for building trust at scale
  • Consider how to build trust in a network you are a part of
  • Understand the four basic questions a strategy needs to answer
  • Practice using these four questions to design a basic strategy
  • Understand how strategy can be agile and iterative
  • Translate strategic opportunities into a strategic outcomes

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals who are interested in helping lead strategic transformations in their organizations or communities

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