Themes or Priorities?

Themes or Priorities?

Only a few short years ago, strategic themes were very much the focus within the business environment. Organisations of all kinds discussed themes and sought to align their operational efforts around them. But today, the emphasis has moved on to strategic priorities....
The Importance of Strategic Terminology

The Importance of Strategic Terminology

Jargon, terminology, lexicon…. call it what you will! The important thing is that we ensure our employees and our external stakeholders are all on the same page when it comes to business strategy. And a key driver of having a shared understanding of what our...
Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy

by Clive Keyte. Welcome to the second in our latest series of articles on Strategic Thinking. Last time we looked at Innovation. Today, we are going to look at the Blue Ocean Strategy and a Strategy Canvas Blue Ocean Strategy The Blue Ocean strategy describes how...
What is Benchmarking?

What is Benchmarking?

by Clive Keyte Benchmarking – We’re on to the final instalment in our series about strategic planning tools. So far we have looked at useful models such as Porter’s Five Forces, SWOT analysis and PESTLE analysis and looked at how businesses can...
Porter’s Five Forces

Porter’s Five Forces

by Clive Keyte It’s time to continue our strategic planning series, as we look at the variety of tools that are available to companies when they progress their strategy. This time, we turn our attention to Porter’s Five Forces. As we said before, these...