StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 17 – The Use of Models

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 17 – The Use of Models elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 5 – The Use of Models. This discussion:

  • elaborates on why models should be used during a strategic analysis
  • identifies the specific benefits and risks of using models
  • describes what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support an evaluation

Strategic Analysis Best Practice 7 – Diverse Models

Solutions addressing today’s multifaceted business challenges and opportunities can be extremely difficult to recognize; the ever increasing pace of change within the business environment further complicating this problem. In order to successfully deal with this challenge, decision-makers need the support of people and tools to help them distill large quantities of data, recognize important business trends, discount temporary fads, and translate their findings into meaningful organizational activities. Because no one analysis perspective will adequately account for all of the important nuances associated with a complex problem, multidiscipline teams and diverse tools should be employed to establish a complete picture organizational performance and environmental conditions. Use of a diverse set of models during the strategic analysis process helps create this needed picture.*


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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 16 – Strategic Analysis Multidiscipline Teams

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 16 – Strategic Analysis Multidiscipline Teams elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 6 – Multidiscipline Teams. This discussion:

    • defines what a multidiscipline team is
    • identifies why multidiscipline teams are needed to support strategic analysis
    • lists the steps needed to form a multidiscipline team that collectively possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively perform a strategic analysis

Strategic Analysis Best Practice 6 – Multidiscipline Teams

Today's businesses operate in complex, multidimensional environments and often execute highly dynamic and interrelated processes. Evaluating these circumstances collectively requires a breadth and depth of knowledge not likely to be possessed by a single individual.


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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 15 – Independent Assessors

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 15 – Independent Assessors elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 4 – Independent Assessors. This discussion:

  • examines the benefits of using independent assessors
  • identifies sources of impartial evaluators
  • describes the critical characteristics independent assessors should possess to maximize their effectiveness