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Now the process takes an organizational focus—getting the work of the business done efficiently and effectively so as to make the strategy work.

(1) I interpret 'so as to' as 'inorder to' or 'to'. Are there any additional meanings for 'so as to'?

(2) If I remove 'so as' from the original sentence, does the sentence give the same meaning?
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Krish
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Thanks again, Clive.
The tree didn't fall "so as to" block the road, the tree just fell. The tree wasn't thinking I will fall so as to block the road and stop cars getting past. The tree fell which blocked the road. I f you take out "so as" it's exactly the same meaning.
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AnonymousI f you take out "so as" it's exactly the same meaning.
As Clive has pointed out, the expression 'so as to' can mean 'in such a way as to'. In other words, 'so as to' can be used to refer to a result.
In the American Heritage Dictionary's usage notes for the word 'so', you will find this:
Both so and so that are acceptably used to introduce clauses that state a result or consequence: The Bay Bridge was still closed, so (or so that) the drive from San Francisco to the Berkeley campus took an hour and a half.
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