Patrick Hoverstadt at the Agile Business Conference
Patterns of Strategy is a radically different approach to understanding and formulating business strategy.
Patterns is “Agile strategy” in two ways – first it is a dramatically faster way of developing strategy which means that you can speed up the cadence of formulation and execution. Second, it describes a strategy as sets of manoeuvres and gives a totally different way to deal with the dynamics of strategic situations allowing the business to become more Agile in its strategic environment.
The statistics on the failure of conventional strategy are shocking at 70%-98% failure rate. Patrick will look at why this is, some of the ways in which conventional strategy is fundamentally flawed and how Patterns provides a proven alternative.
Patrick has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations of all sizes and internationally in both the private and public sector. He specialises in using systemic approaches, working mainly on strategy, organisational design and organisational change.
Patrick is the author of “Fractal Organisation” a book on organisation design using the Viable System Model published by Wiley in 2008 which has been used used on seven masters programmes around the world, and he is co-author of “Patterns of Strategy” a book on a systemic approach to strategy published by Gower in 2017. He chairs SCiO – a group of systems practitioners – and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management.
Don’t miss out on his exciting session at this year’s conference!