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Tips for Strategy Analysis
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, SIG Leader
First of all, make sure you differentiate between strategic analysis and strategy analysis. Strategy Analysis analyses the existing or intended strategy before it tries to formulate a better one.

As every company has found a specific way to compete, it does already have a strategy. Mintzberg e.a. described it as the "emergent strategy". To do so you have to make the existing or intended strategy visible first by describing it and find its shortfalls, before you can move on to formulate a better one. How to go about that? Here are some strategy analysis tips:
  • CULTURE: In Strategy Analysis, you should be aware of the limits of specific strategies t...Sign up
 

 
3 Key Questions About your Competitive Strategy
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
In my practice as a consultant I apply these 3 key questions about any competitive strategy:
  1. COMPETITION: Is it clear how we are/shall...Sign up
 

 
Conditions for Strategy
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, SIG Leader
@Javier Elenes: The 3Cs are very important to put your plans into action. Especially the last C, consistency, is the ...Sign up
 

 
The Precise Conditions of Strategy
melchiorre calabrese, Manager, Italy, Member
In principle I agree with what you exposed. The problem is that each of the "3 Cs" is never configured at all. For example, if we talk about "COMPETIT...Sign up
 

 
Tip for Strategy Analysis
Jafeth Quintanilla, Teacher, Peru, Member
I recommend the 7S Model of McKinsey that suggest Strategy, Structure and Systems as hard elements and Skills, Staff, St...Sign up
 

 
7S Might Be Too High Level
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, SIG Leader
The 7S framework originates from the 1980s but is nevertheless still useful. It helps to quickly investigate the main parameters of any organization. ...Sign up
 

 
A Pseudoscientific Competitive Strategy Formula for Strategic Focus
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
Talking about strategic focus, I recommend your DIFFERENTIAL VALUE / PRICE delivered to the customer should be > 1,2.
That means you deliver 20% ...Sign up
 

 
Interesting Formula for Strategic Focus
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, SIG Leader
@Javier Elenes: I like your formula because it shows what matters for strategy: differentiation. If your pro...Sign up
 

 
CHECK your GOALS as Well
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, SIG Leader
Let me add one further thought to strategy analysis: checking the goals of strategy. You do not have to join every battle just because you have this s...Sign up
 

 
Strategy Integration
Helen Strong, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Agree with Bernhard Keim have to be in the right market. However I suggest that analysis of strategies has to be done holistically. Different combinat...Sign up
 

 
 

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