Essays on Implementation of Ad Hoc Brilliant Strategy and Mediocre Strategy Coursework

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Generally, the paper "Implementation of Ad Hoc Brilliant Strategy and Mediocre Strategy " is a great example of management coursework.   The outcome of a strategy is always a result of the strategic actions and inputs, effective actions, and the right inputs that when used result in outstanding outcomes. Hitt, Ireland and Hoskisson (2007) put forward that properly planned strategic actions that happen in the context of a prudently integrated strategy design and implementation actions result in anticipated pleasing outcomes. However, the question we need to ask ourselves is if a single ordinary strategy should be applied all the time, or if we should allow the possibility of other actions that emerge under a particular set of circumstances.

The main character in the video’ “ the duck and the lemonade” stands faced by these choices. Whereas he had his strategy of offering lemonade juice of different tastes, was it a must for him to start selling grapes because that is what the duck wanted? While a series of great, brilliant strategies would give the business a competitive road to success, however, if a mediocre strategy is constantly employed it may lead to the business succeeding since the regularity of the strategy would adapt to the environment (Chapman, 2005).

By that understanding, this essay argues that both types of strategies, having a mediocre strategy consistently applied and having an ad hoc brilliant strategy that is well applied, are important for the success of the business. The implementation of the two strategies just needs to fit in the environment appropriate for that implementation process. The duck acted stupid asking the man at the lemonade stand to give it grapes when the stand was well indicated to be offering only lemonade.

Even after the man had told the duck that he did not sell grapes, the duck still came back the following day to ask for the grapes. The lemonade stand man started getting angry at the duck as it kept coming to him repetitively even after being told that the stand did not sell grapes. But the duck being consistent caused the lemonade stand attendant to start liking the fun part of what the duck was doing and took the duck to the corner shop to buy the duck some grapes.

The persistence of the Duck in its mediocre thinking finally got it a grape!


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