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Strategy and Planning - overview

Marmite Strategy and planning is a Marmite subject – we love it or hate it. I love it – planning, not Marmite - but I’m one of a probably small minority. From a business point of view, this is a shame. It means not enough time and attention is given [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning – 3 Do it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. In Step 3, functional departments are given [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning – 4 Review it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. Step 4 is an ongoing process. Everything [...]
Strategy And Planning

9 Brainstorming Techniques

When a business problem arises, one method you may use to try and solve it is brainstorming. This is an effective way to come up with ideas. Below are 9 methods to help make your brainstorming session more effective. 1. Mind Mapping Ever heard the expression ‘a picture paints a [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning - 1 Decide what to do

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice, when extensive data gathering may be required [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning – 2 Determine how to do it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. In step 2, functional departments are given [...]
Strategy And Planning