Strategy

Strategy is often thought of as a top-focused idea; something that CEOs do. That is a big mistake. Good companies get strategic inputs from the frontline, middle managers, staff, everywhere.

Please read this interesting and super-new (August 2020) article from HBR. Then write a 500 word essay with an original title. Discuss all of the following:

What does the article mean by the term “responsibilization”?
Why did the “Taylor approach” in the early 20th century treat workers menially?
Do you trust this piece, or is it yet another example of all-talk-no-action?
Can a frontline worker in the US actually make meaningful career progress? How, and what are the major obstacles they will need to overcome?

Sample Solution

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