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Strategic Actions Describe the Path to Success

Published: 25 May 2017

ID: G00325916

Analyst(s): Ian Cox , Mary Mesaglio


The business objectives, goals and strategies of the Gartner strategy framework set the organization's direction. A strategy must also define the high-level steps the organization will follow. CIOs can follow three rules for defining the strategic actions that will ensure a successful strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus Strategic Actions on the Business Capabilities That Are Critical to the Organization's Strategy
    • Walgreens Creates an Ecosystem of App Developers
    • Strategic Actions Start With Critical Capabilities
  • Define a Coordinated and Consistent Set of Actions That Build on Each Other to Create the Required Capabilities
    • Nvidia Becomes the Market Leader
    • Strategic Actions Define a Coherent Set of Steps
  • Take an Outsider's View of the Organization to Identify Activities That Need to Be Stopped or Changed
    • Intel Abandons Memory Chips
    • Strategic Actions Start From a Zero Base
  • Examples of Strategic Actions

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