Strategy guru Willie Pietersen’s latest book lays out a path to a compelling goal: Use learning to create an adaptable organization that can continually adjust to today’s VUCA – “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous” – business world. He outlines four steps for conducting your learning efforts strategically: “Learn” what you need to know, “focus” on priorities, “align” learning with your corporate goals, and “execute” with experimentation and flexibility. getAbstract recommends Pietersen’s manual as an essential guide to two critical organizational topics: learning and strategy.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “strategic learning” requires,
- How to implement its components and
- How to ensure that companywide learning enhances your organization’s strategic goals.
About the Author
Columbia University business management professor Willie Pietersen studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He is former CEO of Lever Foods, Seagram USA and Tropicana.
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7 months agoMr Pietersen and Mr Rumlet should getogether and write a masterclass on strategy. Then make it available to MBA students as a text book. One thing interesting though, in an VUCA market where public perception (which includes buying behaviours) gets constantly influenced by external perception, is there a place for business "models"? Hence my suggestion to write a master class and keep updating with evolutionary (more agile) business models. Regards Kutila Pinto
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