Mintzberg Strategic Strategy

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In order to find the required solution , it is important to know “ why the term strategy is formulated or required to solve the problem” , which make us to raise the simple question as,” what is meant by strategy in an organization and why it is considered to be solution for a problem”. To find the answer , surfing through various definitions and meaning proposed by various authors around the world, only few are taken in accordance with the thesis content. Henry Mintzberg, in his 1994 book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning , points out that people use "strategy" in several different ways, the most common being these four:
1. Strategy is a plan, a "how," a means of getting from here to there.
2. Strategy is a pattern in actions over
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Thus, one might start with a perspective and conclude that it calls for a certain position, which is to be achieved by way of a carefully crafted plan, with the eventual outcome and strategy reflected in a pattern evident in decisions and actions over time. Mintzberg’s typology has support in the earlier writings of others concerned with strategy in the business world, most notably, Kenneth Andrews, a Harvard Business School professor and for many years editor of the Harvard Business Review. kenneth Andrews presents this lengthy definition of strategy in his book, The Concept of Corporate Strategy , as "Strategy is the pattern of decisions in a company that determines and reveals its objectives, purposes, or goals, produces the principal policies and plans for achieving those goals, and defines the range of business the company is to pursue, the kind of economic and human organization it is or intends to be, and the nature of the economic and non-economic contribution it intends to make to its shareholders, employees, customers, and communities. (pp.18-19)."Andrew’s definition obviously anticipates Mintzberg’s attention to pattern, plan, and perspective. Several Authors give several explanations of strategy .Analysing all the definitions of strategy in an organization , it is clear that “ Strategies in an organization is the one which helps it to achieve the end…show more content…
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