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Eric Rebentisch to speak at PMO Symposium 11/11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC

Andre Carvalho Awarded Best Graduate Paper at the 3rd North American Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) 09/27-29, 2018 in Washington, DC

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Recent Research & Publications

Sloppy Goals and Objectives: Lethal to Strategy Implementation

by Vic Tang The core idea of strategy is to do something. The doing is implementation. Our hypotheses are that properly framed goals and objectives significantly enable the effectiveness of doing. And that conversely, sloppy goals and objectives dramatically exacerbate the strategy-to-implementation gap. Therefore, the central theme of this article is how to systematically specify clear goals […]

The Missing Sociotechnical Systems Elements for Strategy to Implementation

by George Roth and Eric Rebentisch Challenges arise when leaders are making decisions at one time and place and the efforts to carry them out are with others elsewhere in another time and place. Whether that elsewhere is in another galaxy or organization, these are recurring parallels for strategy and its implementation in business organizations. These failures are […]

Impedances that Cause Strategy-to-Implementation Gaps

by Vic Tang On the subject of the strategy-to-implementation gap, we adopt a new tactic. Instead of concentrating on success factors, we focus on the factors that can predict unsatisfactory and failed implementations. We intend to reason systematically and methodically to avoid disadvantages of crude “buy low, sell high” type maxims and proverbs. Specifically, we […]

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