Learning Activity #1
Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying “The best game plan in the world never blocked or tackled anybody”; strategist often believe their work is done once theyve identified the right strategy to be implemented, but in reality the strategy implementation phase is often far more difficult than the strategy formulation phase.
Management, Operation, Marketing, Finance, R&D and MIS issues each can be responsible for the failure of a strategy. Lets continue to discuss Dominos phenomenal turnaround strategy.
Your task? Use the company you selected for your Mission and Vision Paper ( SEARS )and briefly explain a strategy that company has recently attempted to execute. Now, using that strategy, identify the concern (management, operation, marketing, finance, R&D or MIS) that you believe could have caused the strategy to fail had it not been properly considered. Explain why you selected that concern providing a clear example of how it could have manifested itself at the company; be sure to provide supporting rationale for your discussion and be sure to reference your statements using proper APA formatting.
Learning Activity #2
Continuing the discussion from Learning Activity #1, clearly explain how that implementation concern could have been mitigated. As always, be sure to provide supporting rationale for your discussion and be sure to reference your statements using proper APA formatting.