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A discussion on the continuity and change forces with real life examples
Proposing a metaphorical approach to strategy in the form of Continuity-Change matrix
Presenting first major implementable framework for managing continuity and change synergistically
An exposition of the principles of flowing stream strategy
A unique framework of key channels of flowing stream strategy
A review of golden strategies that are followed by various leading organizations globally to deal with the confluence of continuity and change
A clear and simple methodology and tools to encourage implementation of the frameworks proposed in this book
A checklist at the end of each chapter for practitioners to reflect upon the applicability of the concepts presented in the context of their own settings
Comprehensive case studies of select global organizations as flowing streams exposing this novel framework in practical settings
A large number of real life examples from various parts of the world
Though the concern regarding the confluence of continuity and change is well accepted, there is hardly any well known framework in the literature that can be used as a benchmark to deal with this paradoxical issue. Keeping in view the significance of the topic and the lack of practical frameworks in managing continuity and change this book is an endeavor to fill the gap. The main proposition of the book is that the strategic management of change could be better leveraged with clear understanding of continuity of the organization and consciously managing the vital and desirable areas of continuity along with change, rather than leaving the continuity to be managed by default. The continuity of any company provides the bedrock along which the flow of change could be channelized. It adopts flowing stream as the principal metaphor for continuity and change to be taken side by side. It can be treated as a stepping stone to inspire a lot of research in this area.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Continuity and change - Flowing stream strategy - Golden strategies - Key strategic channels - Strategic flexibility
Part I Opening the Door.- 1. Leveraging Strategic Change with Continuity.- 2. Comparing Flowing Stream Strategy and Blue Ocean Strategy.- 3. Strategic Flexibility: The Fountainhead.- Part II Continuity and Change: Laying the Foundation.- 4. Continuity Forces: The Flywheel of Inertia.- 5. Change Forces: The Stimulants for Progress.- 6. Strategies for Managing Continuity and Change.- Part III Fundamentals of Flowing Stream Strategy (Principles, Frameworks, and Strategies).- 7. Principles of Flowing Stream Strategy.- 8. Key Channels Framework.- 9. Golden Strategies in Practice.- 10. Converge-Flow-Diverge Framework.- Part IV Making Flowing Stream Strategy Work (Methodology, and Tools).- 11. Flowing Stream Strategy Process.- 12. Crystallize Continuity and Change Forces.- 13. Prepare Strategic Landscape.- 14. Channelize Strategic Trajectories.- 15. Execute and Evolve the Flowing Stream.- Part V The Practice of Flowing Stream Strategy.- 16. Case Studies of Flowing Streams.- Part VI Looking Beyond.- 17. Looking Beyond.- References.- Appendices.- Index.