What should business strategy look like? (Guest commentary)

No matter which way you slice it, people and leadership can't be offloaded
By Dave Crisp
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2012

It’s possible the question of what business strategy should look like isn’t any more complex a question than it was 50 years ago. But it certainly looks that way.

It may be that we analyze so many more aspects of business than we used to that we are developing paralysis by analysis — or at least overload by analysis. Or perhaps we are actually learning. Whichever, it bears thinking about.

Perhaps the key is simply to encourage everyone at every level to innovate, since product life cycles seem to have become increasingly short. How long can an iPhone or an iPad dominate? Will it be longer than Sony Walkmans or eight-track tapes?