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Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter

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APPENDIX A

CAN YOUR “BEST PRACTICES” SAVE YOU?

An Assessment

In chapter 4 I explained how, in order to cope with a faster-moving and more turbulent world, organizations everywhere use some combination of three “best practice” approaches to enhance the capabilities of systems not designed for speed and agility. The question here is: which of these methods do you use and, given the information in this appendix, what is a reasonable assessment of how well those approaches are going to work for you today and in the future?

Approach #1: Stretch Operational Planning and Execution to Include Strategic Components

In this first option, a firm adds strategic planning into its yearly operational planning process in an effort to identify strategic challenges ...

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