This program draws on the real-world experiences of over 400 managers cited in Wharton professor Larry Hrebiniak’s book Making Strategy Work. As academic director of this program, he identifies six factors on which successful strategic implementation depends, and this program shows participants how to address each one. It also provides a model for integrating those factors in an organization-wide effort.
This highly practical, hands-on program uses a blend of relevant case studies infused with current strategy implementation techniques, group discussion, and exercises to give you a broad perspective of strategy formulation and implementation. You will strengthen your leadership capabilities and improve your ability to influence and get buy-in across your organization. Making Strategy Work is beneficial even if you have an MBA, as it tackles cross-functional and silo-busting issues related to strategy implementation.
Session topics include:
- Culture and Strategy Implementation
- Leadership and Execution
- Stakeholder Analysis and Implementation
- Strategic Change
- Strategy, Structure, and Organizational Performance
- Talent Management
The Implementation Audit
A highlight of this program is the Implementation Audit. Designed by Professor Hrebiniak, the audit is a highly personalized exercise that focuses on participants’ specific execution issues. This critical first step in solving those issues helps participants rate and rank them, analyzing the obstacles that could get in the way of successful integration. Participants then create a plan for overcoming those issues. Finally, they present their organization’s particular strategy challenge for immediate feedback from a group of peers and from Wharton faculty.