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Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution

DateLocationCostCourse
Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015Philadelphia$9,700
Sep 28, 2015 - Oct 02, 2015Philadelphia$9,700

It is said that the “devil is in the details.” It can also be said that implementing a successful strategy requires an understanding of the “big picture,” including the interaction and integration of the key decisions and actions required to make strategy work. Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution gives you both a broad view of implementation and a deep understanding of each step in the implementation process, so you can make more informed decisions.

In this program, you will learn how to execute strategies and integrate strategy formulation with implementation. Program participants do this by focusing on five key areas:

  1. Strategy Implementation Model: Equip your organization to adapt to execution success and change by developing a model of appropriate structures, objectives, controls, integration mechanisms, and incentives for implementing your strategy.
  2. Strategic Change: Understand the stages of implementation, forces for and against change, and ways to overcome resistance to change; and develop structures and tactics to implement change.
  3. Human Resources and Strategy Implementation: Integrate HR policies and talent management with strategy implementation needs.
  4. Strategy and Structure: Understand how strategy affects structure and how the choice of structure affects efficiency and effectiveness and the achievement of execution-related goals.
  5. Incentives and Controls: Discuss ways to motivate and control performance, including methods to achieve effective coordination.

Impact & Experience

Through the use of relevant case studies infused with current strategy implementation techniques, you will get a broad perspective of strategy formulation and implementation. This program is beneficial to you, even if you have an MBA, as it tackles cross-functional and silo-busting issues related to strategy implementation.

A highlight of the program is the implementation audit. Participants analyze and rate key execution factors in their own organizations. They then present their company’s or organization’s particular strategy challenge to a group of peers for immediate feedback from the group as well as Wharton faculty.

Session topics include:

  • Managing Strategic Change
  • Strategy, Structure and Organizational Performance
  • Integrating Short- and Long-Term Operating Objectives
  • Talent Management
  • Culture and Strategy Implementation
  • Leadership and Execution

Who Attends This Program

Participants in Making Strategy Work are a diverse group. The program is best suited for executives who have some experience in formulating strategy. Individuals moving into a position that requires strategic planning may also benefit because they will have the opportunity to consider the full process of formulating and implementing strategy through this program.

To further leverage the value and impact of Making Strategy Work, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer one of two exciting group benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.

Faculty

Our faculty draws from their immersion in the field as researchers, teachers, and consultants.

Program Logistics

Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Program Consultants are available to provide more information on course specifics and discuss how this program might meet your needs. Please contact them by e-mail or by telephone at +1 215.898.1776.

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