Assess the driving forces which are actively changing your organization and industry. Evaluate how a traditional approach to strategy making serves or inhibits your organization’s responsiveness to those changes. Evaluate the potential for strategy-as-practice and teaming approaches to improve an organization’s capacity for sustainability and competitiveness through adaptability.
defending them from an aggressive power. It also proved that Rome was not invincible, having lost several battles such as that at Lake Trasimene and Cannae badly against Hannibal’s army. Cornelius Nepos writes, “After having fought the battle, Hannibal advanced upon Rome without resistance. He halted in the hills near the city… But Hannibal, although caught in a defile, extricated himself by night without the loss of any of his men, and thus tricked Fabius, that most skillful of generals.” (Nepos 22) This passage shows us the threat that faced Rome during this war, the skill and talent that Hannibal displayed as a general. His hatred for Rome was stoked by the previous conflicts and his actions were that of aggression to which the Romans must defend themselves. War contributed greatly to Roman expansion and the territory they accumulated as a result. It has been suggested that the Romans actively sought war as a way of conquering new territory and expanding their empire. However, it seems more likely that for the most part the Romans did not make war frivolously. War was seen as an honorable and sacred act, proven by the temples built to celebrate victory and the accumulation of new gods from places they conquered. All of these traditions support the idea that Romans held war in high regard and would typically need a purpose before going to war. Their commitment to the army was so ingrained and the fear of punishment so severe that soldiers would not abandon their group even when death was certain. Polybius writes, “Men in covering forces often choose certain death, refusing to leave their ranks even when vastly outnumbered, owing to dread of punishment they would later face.” (Polybius 376) Soldiers were also a valuable asset to Rome, the power and size of the army gave Rome legitimacy to deter foreign powers from invasion but also gain support from the people of Rome. Often when a new territory was conquered their taxation would be in the form of able men to act as soldiers in the Roman army. Using the time of a valuable general or losing soldiers lives without a worthy cause would have not made sense, and therefore pointless war is an unworthy expense. This idea is support>GET ANSWER