Wharton – Strategy & Innovation – Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy – TimesTSW

Overview

Research shows that a large number of organizations fail to execute their strategies successfully, and even smaller initiatives aren’t immune. The problem often isn’t with planning — many strategies are well developed — but with execution.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy focuses on the most important factors involved in implementation, including leadership, culture, organizational design, capabilities, and incentives. This program explores those factors as they apply at every level, from individual to team to organization. It provides a well-structured approach to implementation for managers who face execution challenges. Participants will leave with an actionable plan for executing a specific strategy or initiative, and a new set of tools and approaches for overcoming even their most challenging execution obstacles.

Who Should Attend:


Professor Nicolaj Siggelkow on Wharton’s Strategy Programs.

Effective Execution attracts a diverse group of participants, including global executives in manufacturing, medicine, financial services, and law. The program is best suited for individuals involved with implementing strategies and strategic initiatives. Some experience in formulating strategy is helpful, but individuals moving into a position that requires strategic planning may also benefit because they will have the opportunity to consider the full process of formulating and executing strategy through this program.

Participants leave the program with an expanded network of global peers, a set of actionable goals, and specific tools and skills they can use to better execute strategies within their organizations.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Group Enrollment:

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Consider strategy execution from a range of lenses including leadership, organizational culture, talent management, and capabilities
  • Create a plan for dealing with your organization’s most critical execution issues
  • Understand how to get buy-in, clarify responsibility and accountability, and create proper incentives
  • Develop and access the necessary resources for implementation regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the organization

Experience & Impact


Academic Director Nicolaj Siggelkow on the program’s design

Effective Execution leverages the research and thought leadership of Wharton faculty who teach in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs. Faculty will share highly actionable tools and frameworks from a variety of perspectives and provide feedback on your own execution challenges. A highlight of the program is an intensive Strategy Execution Workshop that will help you integrate the week’s learnings and create a plan to implement when you get back to work.

Highly practical and hands-on, this program uses a blend of relevant case studies infused with current strategy-implementation techniques, group discussion, and exercises to help you strengthen your leadership capabilities and improve your ability to influence and get buy-in across your organization. Effective Execution is beneficial even if you have an MBA, as it tackles cross-functional and silo-busting issues related to strategy implementation.

Listen to Faculty Interview:

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Professor Nicolaj Siggelkow talks about the Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy in this interview on Wharton Business Radio, SiriusXM.

Session topics include:

  • The Impact of Culture on Implementation
  • Barriers to Organizational Change
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Implementing through Teams
  • Cognitive Biases Affecting Implementation
  • Organizational Design
  • Accessing Resources from Outside the Organization

Faculty

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

    Academic Director

    David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choices

  • Iwan Barankay, PhD

    Associate Professor of Management; Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Political economy, behavioral economics, field experiments, personnel economics

  • Sigal Barsade, PhD

    Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership

  • Matthew Bidwell, PhD

    Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Human resource management, knowledge workers, worker mobility

  • Saikat Chaudhuri, DBA

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Mergers and acquisitions, organizational adaptation, outsourcing, technological innovation

  • Martine Haas, PhD

    Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Global collaboration, teamwork, knowledge sharing, information-technology use, human and intellectual capital

  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

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