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This category shows essays that focuses on how to develop and implement a organisational strategy from an orgtology perspective. It also lists essays that work with how to apply orgtology theory to strategy development and implementation.

Defining Strategic Effectiveness - an Orgtology Perspective

Strategic Effectiveness - an Orgtology Perspective
Strategic effectiveness begins by knowing what to change. This is a complex process of understanding both a current reality and a desired state. Its not just about changing. Firstly, it is about knowing where we are. Secondly it is about knowing why we want to change. Thirdly it is about what must change. Lastly, it is about whether we are strong e...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-10-24

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The Art of Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking - An Orgtology Perspective
Strategic thinking is the art of keeping an organisation relevant. For Org to survive it needs strategic thinkers within its executive team. They are the guardians of relevance. Therefore, they must understand the flow of strategy well. The structure of strategy begins as a flow. Purpose is the foundation of any organisation. Without it, Org cannot...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-10-09

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Optimizing Operational Efficiency

Optimizing Operational Efficiency - An Orgtology Perspective
Efficiency is the corner stone for any operation. Without it, Org will not survive. In nature, efficiency defines the cycle of life. Resources are never infinite. Therefore, the goal is always to decrease energy whilst increasing the result. To watch the incredible power of an ant or the precision of a honeybee will show the efficiency in nature. O...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-08-22

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The ROET Analysis

ROET Analysis - An Orgtology Perspective
Understanding is the foundation of change. Before we can improve, we must understand. ROET stands for Relationships, Opportunities, Efficiency, and Threats. The main purpose of ROET is to understand the reality of a team or organisation. From such understanding one can make informed decisions regarding change and maintenance. I have been using ROET...
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© 2021-07-20: Derek hendrikz

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Developing a business model

Developing a business model - an orgtology perspective
One of the aims of a model is to create a simplistic understanding of something. An architect will create a model to visualise an end-result. A mathematician could create a model to ease calculations for others. For organisations, we create a business model to show how we do our business. Stewart and Zhao (2000) see a business model as a statement ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-07-01

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Defining the organisation and creating its identity – strategy from an orgtology perspective

Organisational definitione and identity from an orgtology perspective
The first phase of any strategic process must always be to know who we are and then to decide what we want to do with that. The strategic process thus begins with an understanding of purpose and intent. E.g., there are many boxers in the world and they all participate in a sport that hold the same rules. They thus operate on a similar algorithm. Th...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-06-26

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The strategic process – an orgtology perspective

The strategic process – an orgtology perspective
To succeed, any organisation must thrive in a fast changing and dynamic world. The effect of this is that strategy must be intelligent and dynamic. It might be that much of what you know about strategy is obsolete. Research shows that old ways of creating corporate strategy will not sustain the growth and change that many organisations need. Orgtol...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-04-05

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Using the 4-Window Map (4WM) to resolve EOP problems

4WMW Model of Orgamatics
The 4-Window Map (4WM) is an orgamatics tool. I designed it in 2006 as a tool that can deal with complex problems in a simple way. Currently, Orgtologists use it to grasp and resolve organisational problems. In orgamatics, most organisational problems relate to EOP, which stands for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. The post "The EOP Analy...
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© 2019-08-24: CFT Hendrikz

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How to do an EOP Analysis

EOP Ananlysis
EOP is an acronym that we use for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. In my post "The EOP Analysis – redefining how we understand organisations" I explain EOP. It is an understanding of organisational reality. There are quite a few ways to do an EOP analysis. This could range from a conversation to in-depth research. Below are some of the methods...
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© 2019-08-11: CFT Hendrikz

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The EOP Analysis – redefining how we understand organisations

EOP Analysis - redefining how we understand Org
EOP is an acronym for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. It replaces the old SWOT analysis. SWOT means Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. As with SWOT, the EOP aims to help us understand a current reality. Although SWOT is a helpful way to prepare for strategy, it has limitations. I discuss the detail in my post: "EOP vs. SWOT an...
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© 2019: CFT Hendrikz

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How to write an executive summary for a strategy document

How to write an executive summary
Writing the executive summary for a strategy document is the last and most important thing to do. This is for strategy development of course. A strategy document shows that you can articulate your plan in a straightforward way. More than 50% of the people who read your strategy will only read the executive summary. It is the part that summariz...
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© 2019: CFT Hendrikz

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An orgamatics framework for developing strategy

An orgamatics framework for strategy.
The aim of this blog post is to give a framework for developing strategy from an orgamatics perspective. The orgamatics model holds four base theories. An Orgtologist will use these theories as guideline when developing strategy. The table below shows the effect and consequence of each of the four orgamatics theories.  Theory: Conclusion: Cons...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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The difference between vision and mission – an orgtology perspective

The difference between mission and vision - an orgtology perspective.
In leadership and strategy development, mission and vision are both first and foremost. But what is their difference? Which one is first and how does one conclude them? The difference between vision and mission is a confused and misunderstood concept. In many cases they say the same thing, but in a different word order. Even in fortune 500 companie...
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© 2019: CFT Hendrikz

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The 5V Model – creating vision that drives strategy

5V Model - creating Vision - an Orgtology perspective
Intent creates a future. It is taking nothing and turning it into something. In the world of Org, everything begins with intent and continues through purpose. Vision creates intent whilst mission defines purpose. Vision is the desired state of Org. A strategy is the game plan. In so, the entire project construct of Org aims to execute its vision. U...
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