Filters in the Strategy Formulation Process
Leena Ilmola (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Anna Kotsalo-Mustonen (Fountain Park Ltd., Finland)
Abstract: In the fast moving businesses the ability to be flexible and adaptive to change is crucial. When monitoring their operating environments for weak signals and for other disruptive information companies face filters that hinder the entry of the information to the company. We are discussing three filters: mentality filter, surveillance filter and power filter. Each filter has a logic of its own that hinders effective knowledge flow. We introduce a software tool that helps to overcome these filters especially in a strategy formulation process.
Keywords: filters, strategy process, weak signals