The organizational capacity to cope with unexpected changes remains a fundamental challenge in strategy as global competition and technological innovation increase environmental uncertainty. Conventional strategy-making is often conceived as a sequential linear process where we see it as a non-linear interaction between top-down and bottom-up mechanisms dealing with multiple actions taken throughout the organization over time. It is driven by intension but with a flexible balance between centralized (planned) and decentralized (spontaneous) activities. We adopt the principles of complementary Yin-Yang elements and Zhong Yong balance to explain the time bound interaction between these opposing yet complementary strategy-making mechanisms where tradeoffs and synergies are balanced across hierarchical levels.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication dateDec 2014
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 2014
EventSMS Special Conference Sydney - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20148 Dec 2014


ConferenceSMS Special Conference Sydney
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