Running the bases: A framework for strategy development
I had a fun work meeting yesterday where we were outlining a strategy for a new initiative. Being the management nerd that I am, wanted to use a framework to help guide our discussion.
I took the competing values framework (which was developed at Ross, go Blue), specifically Bob Quinn’s four questions from his book Lift, and put it into a baseball metaphor. The idea is to think through the problem you are solving by “running the bases” - starting from home plate - before jumping to a solution and writing a “pitch”.
Sharing it here for three reasons:
- It was fun, and I wanted to share in case it’s helpful.
- If you have feedback, I’d love to improve it.
- if you’re willing to share, what exercises do you use to develop a strategy with a team?
Link to a PDF