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Adaptive methodology enables progressive forces to operationalize strategy

Summary
This page uses an example to illustrate how:
  • A business can gain focus from targeting key customers,
  • Business planning activities performed by the whole organization can build awareness, empowerment and coherence. 
  • A program approach can ensure strategic alignment. 
Introduction
When all the middle managers left the company the takeover was final.  But the new leaders had no understanding of our products, markets or value propositions.  While they had the trust and distrust are evolved responses to sham emotions.  During a friendship where no sham emotions have been detected trust will build up. 
of the executives, and the authority to act they didn't know what was inhibiting success or even who to ask, had they wanted too.  Two things turned this frustrating paradox around.   One was a decision to talk to the current customers and focus in on a small group of them.  The other was the introduction of a
This page discusses the program strategy in a complex adaptive system (CAS).  Programs generate coherent end-to-end activity.  The mechanism is reviewed. 
program based approach
to running the operation. 

The customers who were told they would not be a focus of the organization were generally pleased to know what was happening.  For those identified as targets there was the opportunity to share their needs, issues and work practices. 

The organization had to internalize the implications of the focus strategy and execute.  But people were afraid of further reductions in cost structure, and were already working hard.  The management proposed: direct participation in the planning of the business, a flat operational structure, objectives that they agreed made sense and an open feedback and control system. 

As the organization worked through the business planning activities, identifying competitors' strategies, internalizing customers' business needs, the potential of our best strategies became better understood and a vision of success became accepted. 

The team managers worked closely on exercises aimed at gaining understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses.  A belief that the operation could make the business a success encouraged commitment and interdependence.  Monthly program reviews ensured that issues were widely understood and changes to the plans were recorded, tracked and executed. 

Everyone could feel the excitement, and understood their contribution.  Redirecting a failed business is difficult but a
This page discusses the program strategy in a complex adaptive system (CAS).  Programs generate coherent end-to-end activity.  The mechanism is reviewed. 
program approach
can enable an organization to focus on progress with significant results for the people and business. 

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  • Schematic ideas are recombined in creativity. 
  • Similarly designers take ideas and rules about materials and components and combine them. 
  • Schematic Recipes help to standardize operations. 
  • Modular components are combined into strategies for use in business plans and business models. 

As a working example it presents part of the contents and schematic details from the Adaptive Web Framework (AWF)'s operational plan. 

Finally it includes a section presenting our formal representation of schematic goals. 
Each goal has a series of associated complex adaptive system (CAS) strategy strings. 
These goals plus strings are detailed for various chess and business examples. 
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