Why/how does deep insights into the three primary levels of strategy enable organizations to formulate and “flawlessly” execute strategic plans in the 21st century?

Companies Name: Acacia Commun, Inc. (NSM: ACIA)

Learning Activity #1: Individual

Initial Response(s) due: Day four (4) of the online week (i.e. Thursday on/before 11:59pm).  

Follow on Comments (Two comments on the initial answer(s) of two different classmates) due: Day seven(7) of the online week [i.e. Sunday  on/before 11:59pm].  

First, make sure that you know the company that has been assigned to you and which you must use for the four major individual assignments (project #1 (due week 2), project#2 (due week 4), project#3 (due week 6) and project#4 (due week 8)).

Cautionary Note: You must use the MergentOnline database in our UMUC library to retrieve the 10K (aka annual report). Taking a shortcut by consulting free online resources could cost you very dearly. Be certain to take note of the specific industry in which your assigned company operates. 

The companies are listed below/herein for your convenience and they are: 

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NSM:NPTN)

Inphi Corporation (NYS:IPHI)

Tilray, Inc. (NSM: TLRY)

Acacia Communications, Inc. (NSM: ACIA)

Read your assigned company’s latest annual report [aka 10K] and direct particular attention to the sections titled “Part I Item 1: Business”, “Part I Item 1A: Risk Factors”, and “PART II Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. You may also visit the company’s web site for additional information discussed in the Annual Report.

Second determine the explicitly stated company mission and vision statements. Do the explicitly stated mission and/or vision statements meet the qualities of “good”/effective mission and vision statements according to the discussions/descriptions in the week’s required/assigned readings (especially the course text readings)? If they are deemed ineffective, then refine and restate them in your own words while ensuring that they meet the qualities of “good”/effective mission and vision statements. 

 If there are no explicitly stated company mission and/or vision statements, based on your knowledge of the qualities of “good”/effective mission/vision statements, then frame/suggest “new” mission and vision statements for the company. Clearly explain why your new mission and vision statements is effective; offer supporting rationale for your explanation and be sure to cite/reference your statements using proper APA formatting.

Learning Activity #2: Individual

Why/how does deep insights into the three primary levels of strategy enable organizations to formulate and “flawlessly” execute strategic plans in the 21st century?  

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