Dec 16
Effective Strategy Execution
02 Dec - 05 Dec
Tata Management Training Centre
Even the best of strategies are of little use if they cannot be executed effectively to achieve the desired results. This four-day program will therefore focus on exploring and understanding the key building blocks that provide the foundation of effective strategy execution. The purpose is to strengthen the skills of
Tata senior business leaders in creating enabling conditions in their respective organizations to successfully implement the competitive and growth strategies they have charted.
The program will first briefly review the core principles of creating winning strategies for achieving competitive advantage and growth. Thereafter, we shall closely examine each of the core building blocks of strategy execution, namely those related to Organization Design and Structure, Organizational Culture, as well as Organizational Systems, and People and Leadership.
Programme Director
Mr. Milind Pandit
Programme Co-ordinator
Ms. Sunayana Kolharkar

The program will examine some of the following issues and topics in the program:
What are the primary building blocks of effective execution? How do they impact performance and success
both individually and collectively? 
What are the different kinds of organization structures that companies can potentially use to effectively manage their business? What are the benefits, risks and trade-offs associated with each of these different forms?
In a multi-business organization, what organizational levers, in terms of structure and design, exist to maximize the value of the portfolio of businesses? What is the role of HQ in such organizations? Why do companies often cycle between reorganizing across these different options and why does that create significant disruption, demotivation or even cynicism among employees?
What are some of the new forms of organizing that are 'non-hierarchical' in nature, such that there are very few layers and almost nobody has the title of 'boss' in these companies? How are they applicable to conventional organizations?
To effectively execute their strategies, what systems and information flows do companies need, such that they work in tandem with the structure and design they have in place to make better decisions and execute strategies?
Organizational culture plays a key role in enabling the effective execution of a company's strategy – what can leaders do to create a 'winning culture' in their organization and what are the issues and challenges they need to address in doing so?
People, working individually and in teams, are the principle drivers of executing a firm's strategy - what leadership and team attributes are most significant in this regard?
Innovation is increasingly an important part of most companies' growth strategy. What are the key obstacles in successfully executing innovation initiatives in companies?
Topics will be discussed through a combination of lectures, cases, group discussion and exercises. This approach not only gives participants an opportunity to learn concepts and frameworks related to strategy execution but also apply them to 'real-world' business situations. Cases and examples will include both Indian and international companies. It is important to note that difference in geography or industry
contexts should not hamper anyone's learning efforts, as the core principles of effective strategy execution are relevant across a variety of contexts. That said, throughout the program participants will be continually encouraged and challenged to examine how the implementation aspects discussed in class are relevant and applicable in their own respective businesses and companies.
Dr. Prashant Kale
Dr. Prashant Kale is a Professor of Strategy at the Jones School of Business, Rice University and visiting faculty at the Wharton School, Kellogg School of Management and Indian School of Business. He has a degree in engineering, an MBA from the IIM - Ahmedabad and a PhD in management from the Wharton
School. His research focuses on Corporate Strategy, Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has published articles in reputed international journals on these topics and received international awards and recognition for the same. Prashant has worked in the industry for several years
and has held management responsibilities with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, ICI Plc., in different countries. He has been engaged in consulting, teaching or research assignments with companies such as Daimler Benz, Shell, GE, Statoil, Cargill, HP, Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, the Tata
Group, Aditya Birla Group, ITC, Infosys, Quintiles, Dun & Bradstreet, Skoda, US Steel and several others. He has received the Best Teacher award for excellence in teaching at University of Michigan, Rice University and the Indian School of Business several times – he has also been rated among the Top 10 Business School Professors in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Dr. Phanish Puranam
Dr. Phanish Puranam is the Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organization Design at INSEAD. Previously, he was Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at London Business School, where he also
co-directed the Aditya Birla India Centre. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Delhi University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a Ph.D. in Management from the Wharton School. Professor Puranam studies the design and management of collaboration structures within
companies (i.e. between divisions or departments) as well as between companies (i.e. alliances and acquisitions). He has published his research on these topics in internationally reputed academic journals, served in senior editorial roles in such journals, and received many international awards and
competitive grants for his work. He has advised corporations on issues related to strategy and organization
design and is currently also working on a book, The Design of Collaboration Structures to be published by Oxford University Press. In 2011 he was listed among the “World's 40 best business school professors under the age of 40” by Poets & Quants.
The program is designed to benefit Chief Strategy officers, Operations heads, BU heads, General Managers, Plant Managers and Regional heads, as well as all functional heads.

Rs. 1,40,000/- (One Lakh forty thousand only) per participant plus taxes as applicable.
This is a residential program and the fee includes course fee, cost of instructional material/program kit, food and accommodation (on single occupancy basis) for participants.
Full participant fee (plus applicable taxes) is payable against pro-forma invoice which will be sent upon receipt of nomination(s).
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation more than 20 days prior to the start of the program will be accepted at no charge. Cancellations 10-20 days prior to the program will be subject to a payment of 50% of the program fee (plus applicable taxes), and cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the program start date will
be subject to payment of 100% of the program fee (plus applicable taxes).
Please Note: All cancellations must be confirmed via email to the program coordinator.