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Dil Prasad Shrestha, PhD, Management Consultant, Nepal
I think SWOT Analysis does not always help analyze the organization. For example, the letter 'T" which stands for 'Threat' is not applicable to social/service organizations. Because social organizations do not necessarily deal with threats, rather they face several 'challenges' and 'constraints'. So, we can see many professionals use SWOCC Analysis, which stands for Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Constraints and/or Challenges instead of SWOT Analysis. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States
 

SWOT, SWOCC or Taking STOCC?

Yes! Also, within institutions where compliance to policies and procedures is legally intractable, culturally embedded, or that are systematically resistant to change (ex. unions, governmental entities), I agree, "Constraints" is a much more useful tact.
The word "Threats" almost always tends toward submission, or insurmountable and artificial responses, and processes improvement falls under "Challenges".
In all sectors, too, the word "Weaknesses," tends toward revealing truths told in safe alcoves, where management isn't listening (the irony is SWOTS, etc., wouldn't be needed if staff thought management actually did listen or input was frequently sought and valued).
So additionally, if "Weaknesses" were changed to "Talk," we have a better acronym, "STOCC," i.e., taking stock.

  Chander Shenoy, Business Consultant, India
 

All Management Jargons

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  ayman, Director, Egypt
 

SOWT is an Argument Term

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  Rex Buckingham, Consultant, Australia
 

Keep Jargon to a Minimum so Keep SWOT

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  Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada
 

Does Threat Imply More Than it Is? SWOB Analysis

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  Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada
 

Appreciative Inquiry versus SWOT

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  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
 

Appreciative Inquiry Instead of SWOT

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  Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada
 

Thanks Jaap de Jonge

@: I hadn't see the AI centre, will check it out. (...)

  Andrew Wamari, ICT Consultant, Kenya
 

Interesting Thought to Replace Threats

The acronyms really do not matter. I believe that (...)

  Warren Miller, CPA, CFA, United States
 

In Organizations, Any Situation is Seldom 50-50

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