Welcome to week seven. We are pivoting away from focusing in the various levels of strategy and looking into the implementation and control of these strategies.  


1) View the week seven lesson found in the Content area of the classroom.

2) Read chapter 9, Strategy implementation and chapter 10, Strategic control, in the textbook. Will attach as PDF. 

3) Watch the following video titled, The Strategy Implementation Challenge.

4) Select ONE (1) of the following questions for this discussion:

  • Describe the four basic types of organizational form
    • Give an example of a company that has adopted each type of structure
    • Why that structure is best for them?
  • What is the McKinsey’s 7S framework and explain the elements.
  • What is meant by the term “soft strategy”? Explain.


Your initial post should be at least 250 words, not including repeated questions, references and quotes. 

You are to respond to at least two other students.  Each response must be a minimum of 100 words and include an applicable direct question.

Your initial post is due by:  Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET
Your responses are due by:  Sunday, 11:55 p.m., ET

Prof. Chris Hooper

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