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What is End-To-End Strategy Management?

Much uncertainty exists around guiding a strategy from design and development to effective implementation and delivery. Organisations often experience a disconnect between ambition and execution. Although many strategy management tools exist, they are limited to specific steps in the process—addressing strategic activities, goals or KPIs in isolation which causes confusion and an inability to overview…

St Gallen IEMBA presentation

Scientrix’s CEO, Manfred Muell, appeared at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland in January of 2020 as a guest lecturer for the International Executive MBA class as part of the Advanced Strategy Management Module. Here he presented the concept of Strategy Execution; with a focus on how to use Strategy and Structures, Governance and…

Managing Post Merger Integration with Scientrix

Scientrix Use Example The Problem Scholars and Management Consultants such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting and Deloitte estimate the rate of failure of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) anywhere between 50% and 80%. Some of the primary reasons for this dismal result are identified as lack of planning of the integration, limited synergy potential (not detected during…

Connecting Cascading Choices with the Balanced Scorecard

Written by Rentia Muell. THE BALANCED SCORECARD The Balanced Scorecard was developed as an answer to broader concerns about the use of both financial and non-financial measures in performance measurement systems. (Kaplan & Norton, 1992:71). The Balanced Scorecard model incorporates four major perspectives: finance, the customer, internal business processes, and innovation (learning and growth) (Kaplan &…

Football: A Great Collaborative Game – Dare to be different

Written by Rentia Muell. Achieve Reach, Richness, Speed and Execution in Strategy Management Strategy Engagement & Execution remains one of the biggest challenges in an organisation. Although everybody will agree how important it is to engage people, it is certainly not an easy task. Engagement generally occurs at the “annual get together”, providing a town hall…

The Beauty of the Matrix

Written by Rentia Muell. In 2003, Scientrix pioneered the use of a Matrix architecture for complex problem solving. Complex problems have more than one dimension, a dimension being a concept that can be broken down into variables. Matrix architecture enables us to integrate multiple dimensions within a problem statement, to subdivide the problem into parts and…

Effective Leaders Need a Bird’s-Eye View

Written by Manfred Muell. The Problem Whether you’re a CEO, president, general manager or managing executive, your ability to consistently maintain a comprehensive view of the organization you’re leading is crucial. It’s this bird’s-eye view that will enable you to effectively direct, guide and facilitate what’s needed to successfully strengthen and grow the business. When leaders…

From Strategic Planning to Strategic Agility

Written by Rentia Muell. Posted in Blog. The Problem I know, it’s old news: The speed of change is increasing and management (in theory and practice) is not adapting fast enough. There is this great clip from Gary Hamel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodjgkv65MM) that highlights the point quite well.From a strategy perspective we actually see a change in the focus…

Make Strategy a Dynamic, Always-on Process

Written by Rentia Muell. Strategic Analysis In essence, strategic analysis enables a uniformed understanding of changes that are happening externally – outside the organisation and aligning to these changes internally – within the organisation. This enables a deeper understanding of the opportunities and threats these changes bring to the organisation. The overall purpose of strategic analysis…

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