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Strategy Plan Process Map

Strategy Plan Process Map

Strategic Business Planning Model

Strategic Business Planning Model

Strategy Map for Workforce Improvement

Strategy Map for Workforce Improvement

SWOT Analysis for Situation Analysis

SWOT Analysis for Situation Analysis

PEST Analysis

PEST Analysis

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Guide and Best Practices

Strategic analysis is the process used to research and examine the business environment within which a company operates. It’s an integral part of strategic planning as it helps identify the organizational areas that are performing well and need improvement.

How to do a strategic analysis

  • Start with an environmental scan analyzing internal and external factors that may affect the operation and growth of your organization.
  • A SWOT analysis can help assess the strengths and weaknesses within the organization and opportunities and threats outside the organization. You can also do a PESTLE analysis to examine the external factors.
  • Invite a team made of departmental heads, stakeholders, process owners etc. to provide their input for the analysis via Creately real-time collaboration features.
  • Identify the strategies currently in place and examine their effectiveness in achieving your goals. Also check whether they align with your mission and vision.
  • If the strategies are failing to meet their goals, come up with and consider alternative strategies where you should make changes to business processes, capital structure etc.
  • Evaluate the alternative strategies you came up with and identify the most profitable and viable strategy.
  • Once you have selected the strategy that you will implement, create an action plan, allocate resources, budget and time, and assign tasks to relevant personnel.
  • Once the strategies are implemented, monitor them constantly to assess how they successful they are. Note down underperforming areas and make necessary changes.

More templates and visual ideas for strategic analysis and strategic planning

SWOT Analysis for Competitor Analysis

SWOT Analysis for Competitor Analysis

PESTLE Analysis Template

PESTLE Analysis Template

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Competitor Profile Template

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Ansoff Matrix Examples

Finance Acquisition Value Chain Model

Finance Acquisition Value Chain Model

Perceptual Map for Competitive Analysis

Perceptual Map for Competitive Analysis