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Sharpen your ‘A’ game

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An organization’s health results in part from its ability to renew itself faster than its competitors.

Researchers from McKinsey & Co. use a process called the “five A’s” to build a competitive advantage.

1. Aspiration: Where do we want to go?

2. Assessment: How do we benchmark and measure our readiness for change?

3. Architecture: What kind of framework should we have in place to get where we want to go?

4. Action: How will we manage our journey?

5. Advancement: What’s our plan to keep moving forward?

— Adapted from Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage, Scott Keller and Colin Price, Wiley.

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