Does Strategy Still Have a Meaningful Role in Organization Design?

Held on 08/09/23

Most of us who’ve been in the field for more than a few years were trained to view strategy as central to the process of organization design. Just think about the models we use, e.g., the Star model or 7-S. Strategy, crafted on a 3 – 5 year horizon provided a relatively stable “north star” around which to conceive and design an organization. But in a world where volatility and unpredictability are the norm, 3 – 5 year strategies quickly lose relevance.

Our panel explored:

  • Does strategy still have a meaningful role in organization design?
  • If so, what is it?
  • Does strategy itself need to be understood differently?

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