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Introduction to Week One

Weekly introduction video

For over thirty years, our world has become dramatically more connected. This shift has changed how complex work gets done. This week we will explore the transformation underway and prompt you to draw on their own experiences to understand the deep shift that is taking place. We will also begin to consider how a more agile approach to strategy demands a different way of thinking. From thinking on hierarchies. for example, where clear boundaries are important to avoid duplication and confusion; to thinking in networks, where boundaries are inherently fuzzy.

By the end of this week you will be able to

(1) identify examples from your own experiences that illustrate the shift from hierarchies to networks,

(2) demonstrate an understanding of how strategy is different in networks than it is in hierarchies,

(3) identify characteristics of network-based thinking,

and (4) apply network-thinking to address a problem or opportunity that is important in in your community or organization.

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Introduction to Strategic Doing: An Agile Approach to Strategy

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