This month, SPS LinkedIn members have been discussing the role of emotion and intuition in strategy, and whether they are valuable resources or dangerous distractions. This controversial question surprisingly produced a great deal of agreement – that both are vital to good strategic thinking – alongside rigorous analysis, checks and balances.
Members, however, highlighted that often the emotional and intuitive is overlooked within organisations. One pointed to his own research which found that only around 20% of managers in big UK organisations agree with the statement ‘My organisation’s strategy is exciting/inspiring’, and among top execs/C-suite types that figure only rises to 52%. “So most managers – and nearly half of their leaders – are left ‘cold’ by their strategies – unexcited and uninspired. Is it any wonder most strategies fail to produce their intended results?” He said.
Other subjects under discussion this month include why there are no female strategists and whether regulations have a motivational impact on strategy. Why not join the discussion?