PhD dissertation at MSC
Anders Kryger, Industrial PhD fellow at MSC, successfully defended his dissertation “Aligning future employee action and corporate strategy in a resource-scarce environment” on 4 September 2018.
The dissertation takes a point of departure in a seemingly simple task: to align action planning with a strategy. This simplicity is deceptive, however, since in reality such alignment is a highly complex and challenging endeavor for organizations – and more so in an environment of resource scarcity brought on by a market downturn which forces managers to think in short-term deliverables and to deprioritize long-term activities and setting a new strategic direction.
A possible solution
The dissertation shows that planned actions and a company’s strategic reorientation can, in fact, be aligned at a strategy implementation workshop when two conditions are in place:
When adapted to a strategy context, the method can open up a space for depth and dwelling within a resource-constrained, rushed and high-pressure environment.
For further information about the project, contact Anders Kryger at firstname.lastname@example.org.