Strategy innovation with employee involvement

Ole Friis*, Christian Koch

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    The purpose of this article is to investigate how employees can be involved in strategy innovation processes and how new strategy practices (new tools and procedures) are used to change strategy praxis in order to sustain value creation. In the strategising actions, we found that even if the managers still dominate, some processes of direct involvement of employees occur, in particular when employees are asked to supplement overall strategic goals and when they directly shape several sub-strategies. Strategy practices found include strategy planning, an open space workshop and organised strategy projects. Especially, the latter two are important in facilitating the employee involvement. The case, however, also exhibits enterprise-situated praxises related to unplanned events, like the mitigation of taboos.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)125-138
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    • Employee involvement
    • Strategy as practice
    • Strategy innovation
    • Strategy making


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