Strategic alliances firms can attempt to extend and

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Strategic Alliances Firms can attempt to extend and develop their capabilities through strategic alliances. As firms extend their capabilities through strategic alliances, they must consider how the culture and management processes of one firm mesh with the partner. In many instances, the culture and process are at odds, preventing the organizations from realizing the expected benefits from the alliance. Choosing a Structure b) Management Processes There are three types of management processes that generally have a major impact on a firm’s capabilities: - decision making processes (change way decisions are made)
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- operating processes (ways employees work together) - performance assessment and reward processes (change assessments/rewards) Leadership Behaviour Changing your own behaviour can be an effective way to instigate changes in behaviour. The list of organizational capabilities that we used earlier has been recreated below: Using all Three Leverage Points If your organization has a strong culture and deeply ingrained behaviour that you judge inappropriate, change is not going to be easy. To have any success, you will probably have to make changes in all three of the leverage points-structure, management processes, and leadership
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behaviour-that we have been discussing. It is important that the changes you make in each area send the same messages to employees about the desired new behaviour. Furthermore, consistency over time is critical. Frequent changes in structure, processes, or leadership
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  • Management, project manager, partner, management processes, capabilities, leadership behaviour

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