The first ever ‘Qatar Strategy Execution Community’ workshop under Dr David P Norton, one of the world’s leading thinkers in strategic performance management was hosted at Katara, the Cultural Village.
The workshop is considered to be an inaugural milestone in the implementation of Katara’s new strategy based on the Kaplan-Norton Strategy Execution Framework, which combines the values, vision, and mission of Katara with unique management objectives.
The workshop attended by strategy professionals in Qatar, featured speeches by Khalid Mubarak Rashid Al Hitmi, Plant Manager QAFAC; Dr Khalid Al Jaber, Adviser to General Manager for Strategic Affairs, Katara; Joan Cabezas, Managing Director of Palladium and keynote address by Dr Norton, co-founder of Palladium, a global management consulting firm.
“This workshop today is a stepping stone to continued cooperation and exchange of ideas, one that will create a close-knit network of business-minds. We look forward to hosting the next meeting in association with Qatar Foundation and Palladium in Ramadan,” said Dr Al Jaber
“Following our agreement with Palladium to manage Katara’s five-year strategy, we now have measurable mechanisms for our success. We invite other organisations in Qatar to join us in these forums and exchange of ideas and experience and successfully adopt some of their experiences,” he added.
Along with Dr Robert Kaplan, Dr Norton created the Balance Scorecard that has been selected by the editors of Harvard Business Review as one of the most influential management ideas of the past 75 years.
“Here in Qatar, with one of best economies in the world, the Balance Score Card has been a key tool used to ‘manage’. My goal here in Qatar is to benefit the momentum of learning by shaping the tools that one would use in the future. To do this we are creating a community of strategy management professionals who come together and exchange information and best practices,” said Dr Norton.
“Qatar is a place of the future and we need effective tools to manage key processes such as outsourcing, quality and knowledge. With our partners here with similar professional interests, we aim to shape the management systems in the future,” he added.
QAFAC, the leading producer and exporter of Methanol and MTBE in Qatar sponsored the event. Khalid Mubarak Rashid Al Hitmi, Plant Manager QAFAC, said:
“This workshop brings together people from various organisations and backgrounds, bringing together diverse ideas and ways of thinking, adding value to everyone involved. QAFAC, like Katara has implemented the Balance Score Card at the core of our management to great success, we seek to invite more organizations to adopt this tool.”
Besides creating an environment conducive to cultural growth, Katara’s strategy also includes leading the multi-faceted movement on the national and international fronts in arts and culture and in the issuance of publications and periodicals promoting its objectives and activities in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Heritage and other governmental and non-governmental institutions, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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