Strategy as Trade-Offs, Discipline, and Focus

Read this section, which discusses different schools of thought regarding strategy, emphasizing strategic focus within an organization. Managers need to focus on a specific strategy for an organization to achieve any level of success. Still, they also need to be flexible to meet the ever-changing demands of a business. This section will help you identify the trade-offs associated with strategy and outline how to create a competitive advantage. Pay particular attention to this section's discussion of Michael Porter's generic strategies.