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Aligning Departments with Strategy – Part Two

Note:  This post is the second in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Aligning Departments with Strategy originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One (click here) introduced the topic and discussed the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy.  This part discusses the affect of the Operations, Sales, Human Resources and […]

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“Shoot Yourself in the Foot” – Why do this exercise?

By Dana Baldwin Why do we look at different ways to shoot ourselves in the foot?  In other words, why do we look into what might be unintended consequences of well-intentioned actions as a part of strategic planning? While the answer might be obvious to some, let’s explore the reasons behind doing this exercise to […]

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Strategic Alignment – Part One

Note:  This post is the first in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Strategic Alignment originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One introduces the topic and discusses the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy. Over the years, several companies have asked me how I would go about getting departments […]

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