Flipping the strategic hierarchy

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Flipping the pyramid – inverting the hierarchy – isn’t just about operational authority. It’s about strategic decision making too.

“In strategy making, you have to diverge—a lot—before you converge. This requires a process that encourages radical thinking and includes new voices. Strategy making should be a companywide conversation that is open to employees, customers, and external partners.”
– Gary Hamel, Humanocracy

 

Benefits according to Hamel:

  • More radical and ambitious ideas.
  • Heightened commitment.
  • Greater credibility.
  • More granularity.
  • Faster implementation.
  • Less inertia.