Strategy Change Cycle

Knowledge Center

Summary, forum, best practices, expert tips and information sources.

8 items • 32.209 visits


What is the Strategy Change Cycle? Meaning.

The Strategy Change Cycle by John M. Bryson ('95) is a description of a cyclical strategic change process in 10 steps. It should be seen as typically very fluid, iterative, and dynamic in practice, but it nonetheless allows for a reasonably orderly, participative, and effective approach to determining how to achieve what is best for an organization. Bryson  does not prescribe a one-size-fits-all mechanistic approach but stresses instead the importance of customizing strategies to fit the Culture of the organization, the values of the people involved, the complexity of the issues being addressed, the needs of stakeholders and customers, the resources available, and a wide variety of other factors.

The standard 10 phases of Bryson are:

  1. Initial Agreement (Plan for Planning).

  2. Mandates.

  3. Mission / Values (By Stakeholders).

  4. Environment (SWOT Analysis).

    • External

    • Internal.

  5. Strategic Issues.

  6. Strategy Formulation.

  7. Strategy and Plan Review and Adoption.

  8. Description of Organization in the Future (Vision for Success).

  9. Develop Implementation Process.

  10. Strategy and Planning Process Reassessment.

Special Interest Group


Strategy Change Cycle Special Interest Group.

Special Interest Group (80 members)


New Topic

Forum about the Strategy Change Cycle.

Start a new forum topic about the Strategy Change Cycle. More info.


Best Practices

The top-rated topics about the Strategy Change Cycle. Here you will find the most valuable ideas and practical suggestions.

Expert Tips

Advanced insights about the Strategy Change Cycle. Here you will find professional advices by experts.

The Role of the CEO in Strategic Change Initiation

Communicating Strategic Change
In management literature the role of the CEO in formulating and implementing strategic change has often been emphasized. (...)
Information Sources

Various sources of information regarding the Strategy Change Cycle. Here you will find powerpoints, videos, news, etc. to use in your own lectures and workshops.

Research Links

Automatically jump to further useful sources regarding the Strategy Change Cycle.

News Videos Presentations Books More






Compare with: Hoshin Kanri - Policy Deployment  |  Strategy Map  |  Change Phases  |  Ashridge Mission Model  |  Strategic Stakeholder Management  |  PMBOK

Special Interest Group

Do you have a keen interest in the Strategy Change Cycle? Become our SIG Leader


Return to Management Hub: Strategy & Innovation

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary


This ends our Strategy Change Cycle summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2021 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.8 - Last updated: 26-10-2021. All names of their owners.