SWOT Analysis or SWOCC Analysis?


 
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SWOT Analysis or SWOCC Analysis?
Dil Prasad Shrestha, PhD, Management Consultant, Nepal, Member
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....
 

 
SWOT, SWOCC or Taking STOCC?
Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States, Member
Yes! Also, within institutions where compliance to policies and procedures is legally intractable, culturally embedded, or that are systematically res...
 

 
All Management Jargons
Chander Shenoy, Business Consultant, India, SIG Leader
SWOT is a well established methodology. Each letter represents a generic aspect of characteristics of an entity. Whether it is SWOT or STOCC it really...
 

 
SOWT is an Argument Term
ayman, Director, Egypt, Member
We should distinguish between risks (threats & opportunities). A risk is an uncertain event related to the future, and when it occurs it becomes an is...
 

 
Keep Jargon to a Minimum so Keep SWOT
Rex Buckingham, Consultant, Australia, Member
Many people know SWOT and so let’s keep that to guide our thoughts and conversations. Constraints challenges consequences talk etc. are all part of th...
 

 
Does Threat Imply More Than it Is? SWOB Analysis
Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada, Member
I primarily work in a non-profit world and have felt the same way about the T of SWOT. In my opinion it seems to imply something that is often not as ...
 

 
Appreciative Inquiry versus SWOT
Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada, Member
I have also used an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach for the same purpose as SWOT. The AI approach focuses on the positive things or people, apprec...
 

 
Appreciative Inquiry Instead of SWOT
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@Paul Bailey: Good points… Indeed some people tend to over-focus on the negatives. Especially in early strategic in...
 

 
Thanks Jaap de Jonge
Paul Bailey, Consultant, Canada, Member
@Jaap de Jonge: I hadn't see the AI centre, will check it out. Thanks....
 

 
Interesting Thought to Replace Threats
Andrew Wamari, ICT Consultant, Kenya, Member
The acronyms really do not matter. I believe that the constraints and/or challenges can be captured well during the facilitation of the SWOT analysis ...
 

 
 


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