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Strategy Builder: How to create and communicate more effective strategies by Stephen Cummings, Duncan Angwin

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STRATEGIC GROWTH OPTIONS

Purpose: Growth Options frameworks provide means by which insights gleaned from wider environmental analysis and competition and capability frameworks can be taken forward to provide options and pathways for strategic development.

  1. Confrontation matrix – Sets strengths and weaknesses against opportunities and threats to help determine which combinations provide the best pathways for strategic development.
  2. General Electric/McKinsey screen – Enables seeing the ‘bigger picture' in a multi-activity operation so that decisions can be made about whether to invest further or divest particular parts of the organizations portfolio.
  3. Ansoff's box – Breaks growth options down to four simple to understand generic categories that have held true for 60 years.
  4. Post-acquisition matrix – Helps focus minds on the all-important post-acquisition phase of growth through adding value by buying another entity, so that this can be part of the strategic decision-making process relating to the acquisition.
  5. Next practice matrix – A structured way of encouraging developing strategic initiatives other than simply following the current leader's best practices.

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