The domain of
corporate strategy includes many ambiguous, diverse, and unsettled
issues, but Railway Corporate Strategy Close Corporation does not offer
any unique contribution to resolving them. Rather, the railway industry
requires substantial commitment to dedicated assets that incorporate a
set of genetic technologies: Railway Corporate Strategy CC addresses the
subset of corporate strategy issues that associate with those genetic
technologies. It addresses both aspects of the organization-environment
interface shown in the diagram on this web page, on the one hand top management's
intent to position the organization, and, on the other hand, the stakeholder
environment's perception of the resulting fit, positive or negative.
Railway Corporate Strategy CC undertakes work in the themes of
Strategic Intent and Corporate Citizenship, that is at SST Levels V and
VI respectively. These relate to systemic drivers and systemic functioning;
global drivers and contextual awareness; and positioning and fit.
The associated objects are shown in the following Railway Corporate Strategy
Domain diagram on this page.
An organizational entity functions as a unified whole system, where the
theme of work is Strategic Intent. This is known as Level
V in Stratified
Systems Theory (SST). In this level, top management coordinates
the systemic drivers that position a whole organization, typically an
individual railway, in its environment. However, the presence of large-scale
dysfunction inside a railway, affecting the key systemic themes of safety,
service, and sustainability, may impede effective
The relevant environment, which will judge alignment either by acceptance
or by rejection, lies outside the organization-environment interface.
For railways, the relevant environment is global. In this level, where
the theme of work is Corporate Citizenship. top management needs
a world-wide diagnostic accumulation to comprehend and interpret the environment
within which it must position its railway. This is known as Level VI in
Stratified Systems Theory.