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An introduction to Strategic Doing: The four stages of development for regions.

An introduction to Strategic Doing: The four stages of development for regions.

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    • Strategic Doing 101: An Introduction
      • Ed Morrison
      • Strategy-Nets
      • [email_address]
      • Stage 1: Telling the story of transformation
      • Stage 2: Promoting link and leverage with forums
      • Stage 3: Practicing with Strategic Doing with workshops
      • Stage 4: Organizing a Strategic Process, Agenda and Action Plan
      • Stage 1: Telling the story of transformation
      • Stage 2: Promoting link and leverage with forums
      • Stage 3: Practicing with Strategic Doing with workshops
      • Stage 4: Organizing a Strategic Process, Agenda and Action Plan
    • Now we must shift to a path for creating prosperity Every few hundred years in Western history, there occurs a sharp transformation. Peter Drucker, The New Realities (1989)
    • Our Grandchildren’s economy is emerging with wealth created by networks...
    • Our Challenge: Find pathways to our Grandchildren’s economy... Linking and leveraging our assets
    • The transformation involves a deep change in mindsets and a new set of habits Grandfather’s Economy Grandchildren’s Economy Hierarchies Networks Command and control Link and leverage Vertically integrate Horizontally connect Transactions Relationships Protect boundaries Strengthen cores Strategic Planning Strategic Doing
    • How regions functioned in a Pre-Networked World Counties Cities and Towns Federal Agencies State Agencies K-12 Schools Higher Education Institutions Workforce Boards Social Service Organizations Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Organizations Foundations Regional Planning Organizations
    • Counties Cities and Towns Federal Agencies State Agencies K-12 Schools Higher Education Institutions Workforce Boards Social Service Organizations Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Organizations Foundations Regional Planning Organizations How regions functioned in a Today’s Networked World
    • Our regions are covered with invisible fences that no longer work...but continue to constrain us How do we think and act strategically?
    • Strategic Planning evolved to handle large hierarchical organizations...It doesn’t work in networks A small group at the top did the thinking A larger group at the bottom did the doing Result: A 3-5 year strategic plan that does not change and is hard to implement
    • Strategic planning doesn’t work because networks have no tops or bottoms
    • With Strategic Doing, there’s no separation between thinking and doing Result: Strategic Agendas and Strategic Action Plans that are flexible and change with circumstances
      • In Stage 1, regions are:
      • Changing the mindsets from hierarchies to networks;
      • Starting new conversations and ending the “blame games”;
      • Learning the power of appreciative conversations;
      • Refocusing on our responsibilities to the next generation;
      • Building new habits of “closing triangles”
      • Stage 1: Telling the story of transformation
      • Stage 2: Promoting link and leverage with forums
      • Stage 3: Practicing with Strategic Doing with workshops
      • Stage 4: Organizing a Strategic Process, Agenda and Action Plan
    • In a network, people move in the direction of their conversations. Our job is to guide these conversations.
    • Guiding conversations in a network involves both open participation and leadership direction.
    • In a network, we build conversations from the core...Consolidate your base and then move off the high ground...
    • Charleston Digital Corridor: fridays @ the corridor Youngstown Business Incubator: Third Thursday at 3 Regular forums introduce people to the possibilities of link and leverage
    • As trust and collaboration grow, so does the sense of possibility and the opportunity
      • In Stage 2, regions are:
      • Strengthening habits of civility
      • Mapping assets
      • Uncovering networks and gaps
      • Participating in powerful learning experiences
      • Finding “warm spots” of potential innovation
      • Discovering the power of “linking” assets to define new opportunities
      • Stage 1: Telling the story of transformation
      • Stage 2: Promoting link and leverage with forums
      • Stage 3: Practicing with Strategic Doing with workshops
      • Stage 4: Organizing a Strategic Process, Agenda and Action Plan
    • Strategic Doing produces alignments, links and leverage Strategic Doing quickly generates “link and leverage” strategies
    • Strategic Doing focuses on answering four strategic questions:
      • What could we do together?
      • What should we do together?
      • What will we do together?
      • How will we learn together?
    • Strategic Doing is simple, but not easy...It takes discipline, focus and practice As the teams answer these questions, they generate all the components of a Strategic Action Plan
    • We introduce Strategic Doing through workshops that keep conversations focused. We use workshop exercises. Strategic Doing Pack Strategic Doing Short Form
      • In Stage 3, regions are:
      • Continuing to map assets and close triangles
      • Continuing to uncover networks and gaps
      • Learning the disciplines of Strategic Doing with worksheets
      • Learning how to define strategic outcomes, metrics and pathways
      • Starting to understand the power of the Internet
      • Making decisions that define a Strategic Agenda and Strategic Action Plan
      • Stage 1: Telling the story of transformation
      • Stage 2: Promoting link and leverage with forums
      • Stage 3: Practicing with Strategic Doing with workshops
      • Stage 4: Organizing a Strategic Process, Agenda and Action Plan
    • Strategic Doing is a discipline of continuously aligning, linking and leveraging assets toward transformative outcomes
    • In North Central Indiana, we have over 50 initiatives in four focus areas each with metrics Core Group Focus 1 Focus 2 Focus 3 Focus 4 Initiatives Initiatives
      • In Stage 4, regions are:
      • Continuing to map assets and close triangles;
      • Continuing to uncover networks and gaps;
      • Mastering the disciplines of Strategic Doing;
      • Developing strong connections between face-to-face and on-line collaboration
      • Expanding the power of their networks to get complex projects done
    • Next Steps: Let’s answer some questions Resources: http://strategicdoing.net/wiki/webinar- resources http://strategy-nets.com Peggy Hosea Purdue Center for Regional Development [email_address]