Strategy Movement

Strategy Movement

Strategy is knowing who you are before knowing your direction towards a goal and moving towards achieving this goal while minimizing the risk during movement. Do we need to go in one direction as has been emphasized for fear that going in many directions dissipates our energy? But then the question that hovered on my mind is if so, why then different parts of a plant grow in different directions? For example, roots grow downwards with gravity while the stem grows upwards against gravity? It is because plants make the most of their location and aspect. Plants grow towards light and if light direction changes plants reorient to utilize the light to the maximum degree possible.

Do different parts of an organization need to move in different directs as parts of a plan do?

Marine animals move in waters, but their movement types vary. Animals that share the same location tend also to very in their movement types. These movements include ballooning, soaring, jumping and looping. Movement types vary in aquatic media and include swimming, generation of a wave thrust by oscillating the body from side to side, oscillation of body up and downΒ and use of walking legs that turn into swimming paddles and rolling self into a wheel.

Even though plants and animals that share same location vary in their movement types to suit their bodily structures. Do businesses in the same location need to find the movement towards goal that are aligned with their structures. I say yes. A fish doesn’t swim like a whale. A pigeon doesn’t fly like a falcon. Size and bodily strength have their say. When businesses grow, they may need to consider their movement type. Risk changes and so the movement should change accordingly. Is it gliding, soaring, ballooning, or what?

A small business is like a small fish. When it grows and flies to new successes and traits it needs to consider changing its movement type.
Ali Anani

Some plants move towards light; other plants move in the opposite direction for reasons. Should a business move in the direction of the light of information, or better to move against it? Some businesses may benefit from the direct exposure to the lights of cameras; others may do better in the opposite direction of the lights of cameras. For example, the light of information may reveal that a business should discontinue to work in its traditional business and hide away to develop a new direction. Kodak failed to do this, and the price was high. Businesses that wish to stay in light may forget that lights soon will disappear and find themselves in the darkness of loss and bankruptcy.

Plants and animals which share the same location have strategies that is consistent with who they are. They move in one or more directions to minimize risk and maximize the use of their bodily structures. They don’t copy others. Do business need to learn more from nature and how it works? I say better if they do.

What is your say? Please share your thoughts.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Thank you Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven. I agree that with your comment and endorse it. I may only add that we need also to have an agile strategy because our strategy should adapt with the environment, depending on whether we are "wolves or goats". Thank you also for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you for your confidence-building comment dear Bill

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

cool, makes me think, good points

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Great points you add dear Jerry.I must add that the adaptive cycle applies to all living systems. In fact it was developed for forests first and then its value extends to societal systems as well. All living systems, whether plants or humans, go through the four phases of the same adaptive cycle consisting of, growth, conservation, release and self-reorganization. So, plats which are living and growing share the same cycle as humans. May be this is the link between the human societies and the "plant societies".

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #16

Dr. Ali, Humans are not ever what we will become. Yet we believe our enterprises are whole and complete as they now exist save for growing. We resist disruptions and try to get our minds about what form that might take. Advisors tell us to accept it and use it to change our organizations. Often that advice falls on deaf ears. Plants that do not grow die. Businesses do not have to grow to stay alive. Often they must adapt in different ways to remain standing. That is because they are made of people. People change organizations, not the other way around as much as we would like that to be. People opt in or opt out. Because no one can control their thinking forever the masses can shift even arbitrarily as we have seen in the USA. A new shift may be occurring as I write this. The tipping point for a real national emergency may have been reached. And so it goes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Engagements have many facets such as like, share and comment. However; you add a noble form of sharing my dear Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador. I am glad with your sharing and I support women too. I am expanding on this buzz in my next buzz with some new thoughts. I hope you find it equally worthy of your unique type of sharing.

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Great points here sharing with the leaders of WiC- Women In Construction, lead by outstanding Laura Lee Bocade here in Savannah. She is also a top Executive at DIRTT-a Canadian based company-someone to watch. I support all women in business.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Solid thoughts your are my friend David Navarro L\u00f3pez. You remind me of famous contractors in Jordan. Once they start digging the ground for a new construction people hurry to buy neighboring plots. The increase in demand increases land prices. This allows the construction company to up their selling prices. Their value is in the increase of selling prices not because of the quality of finished dwellings; more, because of increasing the value of the construction site.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

2 years ago #12

There are things that never change. But some, eventually, do. Choosing a direction towards a goal seem, at first sight, a straight line. But it never is. Sometimes it is needed to change the path to the goal. Sometimes it is needed to change the goal itself. I like your kodak example. In my opinion, they didn't mistake on not seeing the threat of digital photo business against analogic. They missed to see their real strength, that was, their commercial net. Even today, you can still find in the most unexpected places in the planet ( I can tell you for sure, seen with my own eyes) business shields with the Kodak sign on it. Some paths taken by businesses can make their initial goal disappear, as path creates a goal itself. Many people might think that Mc Donalds' business is making hamburgers. Maybe at starting it was. But now they are a real state monster. They own the most valued places in the whole world. Just by having a very efficient department in charge of deciding where to put a new restaurant, they have made a trend. When They decide to put a new restaurant, automatically the value of the surroundings start to grow. When they open, they already made their profit due to the difference between of the ground value before, and after everybody knew they were going to open. Mc Donalds will never change of doing hamburgers. But their core business, eventually, has done it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Again thank you for your concise comment Roberto De la Cruz Utria. I shall be elaborating on these issues in my forthcoming buzz. in my comment One key point in your comment is "move in various directions and establish changes in strategies that allow you to continue in the direction of light and avoid broken banking". In adaptive complex systems, and organizations are, moving is different trajectories to reach a fitness peak.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Your comment is insightful Michael Alfes. You are right as we can't avoid risk-taking in decision-making. If we don't then we don't act.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
You bring a hugely relevant point my dear Clau Valerio. I love the analogy that seeds germinate in the darkness of soil before germinating and get exposed to the light. I love this analogy and it is relevant to many new seeds of ideas that need first to germinate in the darkness before considering bringing them to light and the attention of others. This is quite consistent with what I suggested in the buzz, but you give extra weight to the idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Thank you Nikshubha Sharma and I welcome you to beBee. I am your first follower.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Tausif Mundrawala- you said it all in one eloquent line "we tend to feel uneasy while warming up but as the time progresses our body easily adapts all the movements required to complete the action". This is a great wisdom and reflects reality. Actions are needed to turn dreams and vision into reality. The start is always tedious, but with continuing exercise we build up endurance. I fully concur with your wisdom my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
your spirit is green Pascal Derrien as you used the words plants instead of plans. Yes, tactics should serve the surviving strategy

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #5

Strategy and tactic the plants up and down are executing the tactical aspect of the surviving strategy

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I agree and your analogy is great John Rylance. I am going to ponder on your comment tonight.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #3

Reading this thought provoking  piece, started me thinking of Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the need for Businesses to change/evolve/ update to survival. Like the Animal World the Business World is the survival of the fittest. 

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear Debasish Majumder for your appreciation and sharing of the buzz

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #1

Great insight sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

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