Organizational strategy

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Overview

The organizational strategy process is important for every organization but shouldn’t complicate or delay operational improvements. Many frameworks and models can structure strategy but also drive the risk of over-analysis. Strategy design activities integrate with all other organizational functions and capabilities and serve as an input for them. The challenge isn’t to develop a strategy but to execute it effectively, efficiently, and sustainably.

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Form structure

Section selection section

  • Which kind of task do you want to do?
  • Who is the interviewee?
  • Is this a test form response?

PESTEL analysis section

  • Politics: What’s your evaluation of the government policy?
  • Politics: What’s your evaluation of the political stability?
  • Politics: What’s your evaluation of the corruption?
  • Politics: What’s your evaluation of the tax policy?
  • Politics: What’s your evaluation of the trade restrictions?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the economic growth?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the exchange rate?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the interest rate?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the inflation rate?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the disposable income?
  • Economy: What’s your evaluation of the unemployment rate?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the population growth?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the age distribution?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the career attitudes?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the safety emphasis?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the health consciousness?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the lifestyle attitudes?
  • Socio-culture: What’s your evaluation of the cultural barriers?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the technology incentives?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the level of innovation?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the automation?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the R&D activity?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the technological change?
  • Technology: What’s your evaluation of the technological awareness?
  • Environment: What’s your evaluation of the weather?
  • Environment: What’s your evaluation of the climate?
  • Environment: What’s your evaluation of the environmental policies?
  • Environment: What’s your evaluation of the pressures from NGOs?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the discrimination laws?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the antitrust laws?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the employment laws?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the consumer protection laws?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the copyright and patent laws?
  • Legal: What’s your evaluation of the health and safety laws?

SWOT analysis section

  • What are your organization’s internal strengths?
  • What are your organization’s internal weaknesses?
  • What are your organization’s external opportunities?
  • What are your organization’s external threats?

Organizational culture analysis section

How would you describe your organization’s culture in the following areas?

  • What’s your organization’s vision?
  • What’s your organization’s mission?
  • What’s your organization’s strategy?
  • How do you define your organization’s operations from a cultural viewpoint?
  • How do you define your organization’s leadership approach?
  • How do you evaluate your organization’s teamwork?
  • How do you evaluate your organization’s coaching and feedback culture?
  • How do you evaluate your organization’s mentoring and sponsorship culture?

Ansoff strategy analysis section

What are your comments regarding the following strategic areas?

  • Existing Products, Existing Markets: Market Penetration Strategy
  • New Products, Existing Markets: Product Development Strategy
  • Existing Products, New Markets: Market Development Strategy
  • New Products, New Markets: Diversification Strategy

Business strategy analysis section

What are your comments regarding the following strategic areas?

  • Category: Economic logic: How will returns be obtained? - Area: Lowest costs through scale advantage
  • Category: Economic logic: How will returns be obtained? - Area: Lowest costs through scope and replication advantages
  • Category: Economic logic: How will returns be obtained? - Area: Premium prices due to proprietary product features
  • Category: Economic logic: How will returns be obtained? - Area: Premium prices due to unmatchable services
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which product categories?
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which channels?
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which market segments?
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which geographic areas?
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which core technologies?
  • Category: Arenas: Where will be active? - Area: Which value creation stages?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Internal development?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Joint venture?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Strategic alliances?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Licensing?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Franchising?
  • Category: Vehicles: How will you get there? - Area: Mergers & acquisitions?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Image?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Customization?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Price?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Styling?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Reliability?
  • Category: Differentiators: How will you win? - Area: Speed to market?
  • Category: Staging: What will be our speed and sequence of steps? - Area: Speed of expansion?
  • Category: Staging: What will be your speed and sequence of steps? - Area: Sequence of initiatives?
  • Category: Staging: What will be your speed and sequence of steps? - Area: Interval between events?

Short organizational strategy analysis 1 section

What are your comments regarding the following statements?

  • Growth/Acquisition: The enterprise has a focus on growing (revenues)
  • Innovation/Differentiation: The enterprise has a focus on offering different and/or innovative products and services to their clients
  • Cost Leadership: The enterprise has a focus on short-term cost minimization
  • Client Service/Stability: The enterprise has a focus on providing a stable and client-oriented service

Short organizational strategy analysis 2 section

What are your comments regarding our organization’s strategy?

  • What’s our winning aspiration?
  • Where will you play?
  • How will you win?
  • What capabilities do you need for that?
  • What management system do you need for that?

Business model idea reporting section

What’s your business model idea?

  • Customer segment
  • Early adopter
  • Problem
  • Existing alternatives
  • Solution
  • High-level concept
  • Unique value proposition
  • Unfair advantage
  • Positioning strategy
  • Power factor
  • Channels
  • Revenue stream
  • Cost structure