Ch 8: Management Planning & Strategic Analysis

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Management Planning & Strategic Analysis - Chapter Summary

Our interesting chapter on management planning and strategic analysis is designed to help you do your best on test day or catch up in class. Just a few of the subjects presented here include the process involved in benchmarking and strategies for improving organizational culture. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define strategic change management
  • Outline the tools used in gap analysis
  • Discuss root cause analysis methods
  • Give an example of job safety analysis
  • Explain the process of fault-tree analysis
  • Identify the methodology used in business continuity planning
  • Detail the importance of contingency planning in business

Our learning materials are intended to take the stress out of your test preparations and planning. The simple lessons and helpful multiple-choice quizzes outline the topics you'll want to know for exam day. All of these materials are self-paced, so you can take your time as you move through the chapter. Help from an instructor is available if you need assistance with any of these subjects.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Management Planning & Strategic Analysis
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How to Measure Performance in Business: Tools & Examples

1. How to Measure Performance in Business: Tools & Examples

How can you measure performance in your business, and why would you want to do so? In this lesson we'll discuss common tools for performance measurement, why you'd use them, and what to do with the results.

What is Benchmarking? - Definition, Types, Process & Examples

2. What is Benchmarking? - Definition, Types, Process & Examples

Companies use benchmarking as a way to compare key metrics to other businesses in the industry. This allows companies to see how well they are performing and identify ways they can become more competitive in the industry. In this lesson, we will look at the different types of benchmarking, the stages of benchmarking, and a real world example.

Strategies for Improving Organizational Culture

3. Strategies for Improving Organizational Culture

Organizational or corporate culture means a lot of different things depending on who you ask, but we all pretty much know when we're in a place we like or don't like. In this lesson, we'll examine how an organization can improve its culture.

What Is Strategic Change Management? - Definition, Models & Examples

4. What Is Strategic Change Management? - Definition, Models & Examples

In this lesson, we'll be looking at strategic change management, which is a process of managing a change within an organization or company. We'll also look at the various models of strategic change management. Afterwards, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

System Safety Analysis Techniques

5. System Safety Analysis Techniques

Certified safety professionals use a variety of techniques to assess work environments for possible hazards and risks to worker safety. These system safety analysis techniques provide a structured approach to workplace safety and allow employers to ensure the safety of their workers.

Gap Analysis: Definition & Tools

6. Gap Analysis: Definition & Tools

In this lesson, you'll find out about gap analysis and how businesses and other organizations use it. You'll also follow the four steps of the gap analysis process from start to finish and learn about two tools used in business analysis.

What Is Business Continuity Planning? - Definition & Methodology

7. What Is Business Continuity Planning? - Definition & Methodology

Is your business ready for a disaster? Read on to learn what business continuity planning is, why companies do it, and how to implement and manage a continuity plan for your business.

What Is Contingency Planning in Business? - Definition, Example & Importance

8. What Is Contingency Planning in Business? - Definition, Example & Importance

Every business is impacted by events, and a poor response to those events could, in extreme cases, result in the loss of the business. Learn what contingency planning is and why we do it, and explore the process for implementing it at your company.

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