To best answer this question you must look at each section of the KSA's independently to identify what is being done correctly with the competitive strategy in mind. The importance of strategic variables will vary from one company to another and can depend upon the employee's competencies for successful implementation (Blanchard & Thacker, 2010). It has been found within this corporation that the employee's competencies vary greatly from region to region and even at times from office to office. The knowledge of how to successful compete in a new market that requires cutting costs without producing a lower quality product is not held by each employee. This is a good starting point for HRD to start its education piece in rolling out this new initiative. On the ...
Case example from Blanchard & Thacker on identifying current management KSAs that are not aligned with effective implementation of the competitive strategy.