Coming soon: an introduction to general strategy, planning and innovation.

This course will provide you with an all-round summary of the important issues in organisational strategy development. The articles and resources inside will educate you on organisational strategy development, and provide you with all the tools to implement your knowledge. 

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SWOT Analysis
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The SWOT analysis is an extremely useful tool for understanding and decision-making for all sorts of situations in business and organizations.
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Five Forces Model - Michael Porter
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Michael Porter's famous Five Forces of Competitive Position model provides a simple perspective for assessing and analysing the competitive strength aRead More
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PEST (PESTLE/STEEPLE) Market Analysis Tool
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The PEST analysis is a useful tool for understanding market growth or decline, and as such the position, potential and direction for a business.
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In Search of Excellence - Tom Peters
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Peters and Waterman found eight common themes which they argued were responsible for the success of the chosen corporations, which have become pointerRead More
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Business Planning and Marketing Strategy
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Free business planning and marketing tips, samples, examples and tools - how to write a business plan, techniques for writing a marketing strategy, stRead More
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SOSTAC Planning Model - PR Smith
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PR Smith's marketing planning system SOSTAC situation analysis objectives, strategy, tactics, action, control
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Operational Plan Template
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This is a quick easy template for rapid business planning, especially for new business development, strategic planning, sales plans and market-led busRead More
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The Golden Thread
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The Golden Thread is a simple framework for aligning performance metrics with organisational objectives, and therefore individual goals throughout eacRead More
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Three Levels of Strategy - Johnson and Scholes
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The Three Levels of Strategy are a tiered system which defines the different strategies within an organisation and their purpose. 
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Mintzberg's 5 Ps of Strategy
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Henry Mintzberg's 5Ps provide alternative perspectives on, and approaches to, developing organisational strategy.

This course aims to guide you through the implementation of plans developed by your team, using various tips, techniques and resources.

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Strategy Implementation and Realisation
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Systems and processes for successful implementation of organizational strategy and business development plans.
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Design Thinking: Innovation and Implementation
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The five-step Design Thinking model was developed at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford as a human-centred process for creative thinkiRead More
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The Viable System Model - Stafford Beer
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Anthony Stafford Beer (1926-2002) was a British leadership theorist, best known for his work into management cybernetics, including his Viable SystemRead More
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Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety
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W. Ross Ashby was a pioneering British cyberneticist and psychiatrist who described a law regarding the levels of variety and responses in a given sysRead More

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Competitive Intelligence
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Modern business markets are incredibly competitive. No matter how innovative you think you may be, there are always dozens of other organisations fighRead More
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Porter's Generic (Competitive) Strategies
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Michael Porter's Generic Strategies are a useful framework for organisations to identify a potential niche in which they can gain a competitive advantRead More
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Resource-Based View of the Firm
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The Resource-Based View (RBV) is a theoretical framework and perspective for examining organisational potential for developing a competitive advantageRead More

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This course will educate you on all the main issues surrounding change and innovation, and will guide you through the processes involved in managing this change. 

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Continuity and Contingency Management
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Planning and contingencies for business and organisational continuity in response to serious disruption.
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Facilitation of Change and Innovation
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Ask yourself and answer these questions to determine if you are ready to make a change, or ready to become an innovator.
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Johnson and Scholes' Cultural Web Model,1992
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Published by authors and academics in the fields of business, leadership and management, Kevan Scholes and Gerry Johnson in 1992, the Cultural Web isRead More

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