Essay on Critique Analysis of Crafting Strategy

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A Critical Review Of Crafting Strategy - Henry Mintzberg Table Of Contents Introduction ............................................................................................. 2 Wider Debate Of Strategy .................................................................. 2 Placing The Article In The Wider Debate.................................... 4 Strengths & Weaknesses of the article......................................... 4 Conclusion................................................................................................. 6 References................................................................................................. 7 1 Introduction This essay will critically evaluate the article “Crafting…show more content…
Linear strategy agrees with Ansoff (1987) about focusing on future planning. Adaptive strategy includes goal setting and planning and looks at how strategy can form in unpredictable environments. Interpretive strategy uses frames as references that make 2 it possible for the stakeholders to understand the organisation and its environment. (Andrews, 1980) In the article Mintzberg (1984, pp. 66) argues that companies are incorrectly planning strategy through rationale control, the analysis of competitors and markets, and of companies strengths and weaknesses, and combining all of this information to create their “full-blown strategies”. Inkpen & Choudhury (1995) believed that organisations that relied on strict set routines and focused on consistency would then be unable to become innovative and be able to experiment. Chandler (1977) believes strategy is about using the necessary recourses so the organizations are able to carry out their long-term goals and aims. Which relates to Johnson (1987, pp. 4-5) who states, “Strategic decisions occur at many levels of managerial activity and will be concerned with the long-term direction”. Mintzberg (1984, pp. 69) suggests “the notion strategy is something that should happen way up there far removed from the details of running an organisation on a daily basis and is one of the great fallacies of conventional strategic
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