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Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Preparing for 2012 and beyond

Consumed => “Create a Dynamic Strategy for 2012” by Jack Killion on NY Report.

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In theory, certainly a good idea.

However, a mixed bag of people without an agenda and a dedicated facilitator strikes me as somewhat haphazard. Shouldn’t the expectations of the invited outsiders be considered? One has to wonder about the quality of a resource who would agree to attend an all day affair without seeing an agenda first.

Also, in the current environment a full day – especially when asking of outsiders’ time – seems somewhat excessive and/or unreasonable to me. Smaller “special forces” teams (if you will), perhaps using online collaboration tools, could be pulled together to micro-brainstorm in order to lay some ground work. Mind you, I understand the larger group dynamic helps to explore a wider range of ideas in a short time. However, a smaller group nipping away at a dedicated topic via (for example) Yammer would probably be nearly as effective, as least in carving out some focus, prior to the featured session.

If these session can be reworked to be more thorough and efficient, and nearly as effective then using them every six months or even quarterly makes more sense. Again, in the current environment, a year sounds like a long time to go between taking the blinders off.

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