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Speaker/ Facilitator: Lucy Loh

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Richmond Group's bi-monthly general meeting with guest speaker Lucy Loh and Patrick Hoverstadt who will talk about Patterns of Strategy  – a radical systemic approach to strategy development

Patterns of Strategy has been described as: “the first major new approach to strategy in a long time” It is also the first systems approach developed specifically for understanding and formulating strategy Where conventional approaches to strategy focus on either the market or the organisation, Patterns of Strategy focuses on the relationship between an organisation and its environment and specifically on modelling the dynamics of the strategic fit between the two The approach drew on several strands of systems and management science: VSM, Game/drama theory, Bateson, Boyd, but primarily Maturana’s structural coupling 

 

For strategy practitioners, some key differences are the ease of modelling and the speed with which strategic situations can be explored, options developed assessed and chosen It’s an order of magnitude faster than conventional approaches It also makes the transition from strategy development to strategy execution much easier, along with the development of metrics to know what impact the strategy is having  Patterns of Strategy is equally effective in developing strategy for competitive or collaborative situations

This session will have two parts  The first will be a short presentation to introduce the Patterns of Strategy approach and then we’ll move into a highly practical workshop where the participants will have an opportunity to apply the approach, working in groups, exploring strategic issues of their choice

Lucy Loh

Lucy has worked as a consultant since 1996 in both public and private sector organisations and in several countries, supporting clients who have complex challenges mainly to do with strategy, organisation design and development, performance and change She specialises in using systems approaches for analysing and designing organisations, and for development of strategy   She has developed and used methodologies and tools in several linked areas, including:

  • Business strategy
  • Organisation development
  • Business models
  • Benefits management
  • Portfolio management

 

Lucy joined Fractal in 2012 having previously worked as an internal consultant within several FTSE blue chip companies, working on a range of management issues She has worked for clients including MoD, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, and the NHS She has a BA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and her career has spanned business analysis, project management, and consulting She is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming with INLPTA and is an accredited trainer of strategic leadership with the Institute of Leadership and Management  She has written a number of research papers, speaks regularly at conferences and is co-author of a book on a systemic approach to strategy - Patterns of Strategy

Patrick Hoverstadt

Patrick has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations in both the private and public sector, mainly on issues to do with organisational structure and change He specialises in using systems approaches for analysing and designing organisations and work processes Patrick is a specialist in working with very large complex organisations including whole sectors He has developed methodologies for several difficult business problems:

•          Large-scale organisational change

•          Strategic risk

•          Measuring management performance

•          Measuring organisational agility

•          Collaborative governance

•          Business Strategy

He has worked on many restructuring projects, analysing structural weaknesses, designing appropriate solutions and practical change plans

Patrick ran an engineering business for 13 years before becoming a consultant He has written numerous research papers, is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, has contributed to several books on systems, organisation and management, is the author of a book on organisation published by Wiley in 2008 and co-author of a book on a systemic approach to strategy published by Gower in 2016 He chairs SCiO a group of systems practitioners and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Lucy Loh
10 March 2018,
from 09:30 to 13:30
The Telegraph Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, London SW15 3TU

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