Opportunity-driven Growth:

Adaptive Organization

Opportunity-focused Organization

Keeping Your Company Opportunity-focused and Capable of Handling Opportunities

Executive Summary. Main source: Changing Strategic Direction, Peter Skat-RÝrdam.

"You can never plan the future by the past." ~ Edmund Burke

Mobilizing Your Organization

By Peter Sat-RÝrdam

  1. Create a sense of urgency

  2. Enact new company rules

  3. Develop capabilities for handling opportunities

  4. Promote team work

  5. Empower employees

  6. Provide access to resources

  7. Strengthen the commitment of management

  8. Install evaluation and reward mechanisms



Hints for Keeping Your Company Opportunity-focused

By Peter Skat-RÝrdam

  • Develop an open organization with many external links/partners

  • Train in "merchant" thinking (on/off job)

  • Train in managing the opportunity-development life-cycle (on/off job)

  • Provide the means for exchanging experience

  • Ensure that resources (time, money, people) are always available to explore opportunities

Mobilizing Your Organization

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In opportunity-driven approach to business development, strategy process is both top-down and bottom-up. Opportunity-driven change "is in large measure a result of the pursuit of opportunities by people at all levels that creates the building blocks for the strategy finally synthesized by top management. Thus mobilizing the organization is vitally important."1 Mobilizing your organization means

  1. encouraging people to want to pursue opportunities

  2. allowing them the capability to do so, and

  3. providing the means and conditions necessary to make the process possible.1

This process often demands fundamental changes in the way your company operates.

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