Strategic Thinking
This programme enables you to develop a strategic mindset and consider how the need for new products in new markets will impact the direction of your business unit. You will cover an overview of the strategic management tools developed by business schools. To achieve this you will take part in practical exercises to expand your creative ability, develop your strategic thinking and manage the change which is necessary when you implement strategy. You will use a case study to see how strategic thinking works in practice. 


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

Define the essential steps of strategy formulation and implementation
Use right brain exercises to encourage openness to new ideas
Use lateral thinking to become a creative strategic thinker
Discuss strategic options using the SWOT analysis method
Understand the failures caused by “strategic drift”
Apply ideas from the “disruptive strategy” concept
Apply strategic thinking using an internal analysis method
Design strategic implementation using a communications plan