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March 27, 2006

The Office of Strategy Management

by Martha Lagace, Senior Editor, HBS Working Knowledge

"Why is there such a persistent gap between ambition and performance?" ask Robert Kaplan and David P. Norton in "The Office of Strategy Management" in the October 2005 Harvard Business Review. "The gap arises, we believe, from a disconnect in most companies between strategy formulation and strategy execution. . . . [But] it doesn't have to be like this."

Successful companies, they write, are establishing a new corporate-level unit called the office of strategy management. This unit is distinctly different from the strategic planning unit and plays a unique coordinating role to help bring strategy to fruition.

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Posted by Becky at March 27, 2006 4:02 PM Posted to Leadership Thought