Existing Frameworks Of Strategy Implementation Essay

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Existing frameworks of strategy implementation (the gaps of theory) The reasons for the framework in strategy implementations are obvious. it’s an extremely complex set of tasks and managers need to know what are the steps to follow, what is the sequence of those steps, why at all those steps are necessary, what is more critical in those steps, and so on. The frameworks are working as guide for managers to set the actions needed. In the absence of a framework, managers would still implement their strategies. But they would do so thinking of what they, as individuals, think is important resulting in disjointed and conflicting actions. There are several frameworks of implementation available in strategy literature. Some of the frameworks are: (1) McKinsey’s 7-S framework by Peters et al. (1980) that considered seven factors of implementation. These factors are: strategy, structure, systems, style, staff, skills, and subordinate goals. The 7-S model can be used in a wide variety of situations where an alignment perspective is useful, for example, to help the team; (a) Improve the performance of a company, (b) examine the likely effects of future changes within a company, (c) Align departments and processes during a merger or acquisition and (d) determine how best to implement a proposed strategy. (2) The proposed framework by Okumus, 2003 emphasis on certain pre-conditions that are worth mentioning. He suggests, that implementation is too complex process to be
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