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TT-What are 4 phases of strategic management?

1. Basic financial planning - following year budget.
2. Forecast-based planning 5 year plan.
3. Externally oriented planning - upper level management(decision making), knowledge of competition, lower level management(implementing)
4. Strategic management - planning groups at all levels, possible scenarios&contingency plans.


T-What are benefits of strategic management?

Strategic management emphasizes long-term performance. The attainment of an appropriate match, or "fit," between an organization's performance. Strategic planning becomes increasingly important as the environment becomes more unstable.


TT-What is strategy formulation?

The development of long-range plans for the effective management of environmental opportunities and threats, in light of corporate strengths and weaknesses.


How many categories of risks can be grouped into the effects of climate change on industries and companies throughout the world?

1.Regulatory Risk
2.Supply Chain Risk
3.Product and Technology Risk
4.Litigation Risk
5.Reputational Risk
6.Physical Risk


T-What are four basic elements of Strategic Management?

Environmental scanning.
Strategy formulation.
Strategy implementation.
Evaluation and control.


What is environmental scanning?

It is the monitoring, evaluating, and disseminating of information from the external and internal environments to key people within the corporation.


Explain external environment and internal environment:

1.External environment consists of variables (Opportunities and Threats) that are outside the organization and not typically within the short-run control of top management.
2.Internal environment consists of variables (Strengths and weaknesses) that are within the organization itself and are not usually within the short-run control of top management. They include the corporation's structure, culture, and resources.


T-What is strategy formulation?

It is the development of long-range plans for the effective management of environmental opportunities and threats, in light of corporate strengths and weaknesses (SWOT)


T-What is mission meant?

It is the purpose or reason for the organization's existence. A succinct, well-written statement about why an organization exists. Who we are, What we do, Why we are here.


T-What is the purpose of mission statement?

1. Identify product/services.
2. Specify buyer need satisfied, identify the customers/ market served.
3. Give the company its identity.


TT-What are elements of good Mission statement?Give example.

1.Definition of the business:
What needs do we satisfy?
Who are our customers?
How we meet needs?
2. Vision for the future.
3. Statements of values-operational
Example of Google: "To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."


What is Vision meant? Give example.

What the organization would like to become. A goal that is massively inspiring, overarching, and long-term. Driven by and evoking passion.
Example of CVS Caremark: "To improve the quality of human life."
Toys 'R' Us: "To put joy in kids'hearts and a smile on parents'face."


T-What is goals/objectives?

Ways to evaluate progress.


T-Why are goals managerial valuable?

1.They focus efforts & align actions throughout the org.
2.They serve as yardsticks for tracking performance & progress.
3.They motivate employees to expend greater effort & perform at a higher level.


T-What makes a good goal? Types of goals?

S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Timeline
Financial - Money
Strategic - strengthening company: market share, composition, Business Prospects.


T-What is strategic intent?

Executive summary of the strategic goals a company has adopted and a motivational message.


TT-What is value meant?

Beliefs, traits, and behavioral norms that management has determined should guide the pursuit of its vision and mission.


TT-Examples value statements of JP Morgan Chase & Co:

We perform to the highest standards for our clients and our shareholders.
We employ people who work in partnership to ensure that our clients are able to fully realize the benefits of our broad global platform.
We are proud of the strong and open culture that exists within our firm.
We believe employees should reach their full potential, advance and be rewarded based on merit, capability and character.
We do our best to manage and operate our company with a consistent set of business principles. We believe that shareholders will benefit as we do the right thing for our clients and the communities we serve.
Finally, we treat all of our colleagues with respect.


T-Strategy communicated through:

Vision, Mission, Values


3 types of strategies:

Corporate, Business, Functional


TT-What is strategy as a process?

1. Develop strategic intent: where are we trying to achieve, is this helping me achieve my goals?
2. Internal/external analysis: what are you good at?
3. Determining/establishing position: Match Strength/Opportunities + Weaknesses/Threats
4. Create Value