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Ch 1: Strategic Thinking & Planning in Business

About This Chapter

Develop your employees' capacity for employing strategic thinking with these videos on types of strategic planning and strategy formulation. Ensure your employees have grasped the concepts by having them complete the chapter test.

Strategic Thinking & Planning in Business - Chapter Summary

Our lessons can give your strategic thinking corporate training a boost with some key terminology and applications of strategic thinking. Whether you have your employees complete these lessons individually or you do them together as a team, you will expand their capacity to work through complex problems and develop effective plans as you discuss topics including:

  • Strategic planning vs. strategic thinking
  • The strategic planning process
  • Business strategy types
  • Formulating strategy

Our training modules are a comprehensive business learning tool, connecting your employees with instructors who have tons of business experience. The videos include engaging graphics and realistic examples, and we provide a transcript with every video so your employees can review the content in print. A brief quiz following each video and a test at the end of the chapter are also available to check their understanding.

How It Helps

  • Develops leaders: Your employees will learn to think broadly and develop deliberate plans that meet business challenges.
  • Drives growth: Armed with a long view and tools to travel the distance between where they are and where they want to be, your management staff will develop plans which support organizational goals and expansion.
  • Conditions thinking: These videos will help your staff make strategic thinking a rote function of their decision-making processes.

Skills Covered

After completing these lessons, your employees will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast strategic planning and strategic thinking
  • Outline and employ the strategic planning process
  • Formulate corporate strategy in order to meet long-term goals
  • Explain and use several business strategies

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Strategic Thinking & Planning in Business
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning in Business

1. Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning in Business

Paul, the CEO of a widget-producing company, needs to think strategically. The strategic process has different steps. We will discuss how strategic thinking differs from strategic planning in the business world.

What Is the Strategic Planning Process? - Model, Steps & Examples

2. What Is the Strategic Planning Process? - Model, Steps & Examples

Strategic planning is essential for organizational success. In this lesson, you'll learn about strategic planning, including the steps in the process. A short quiz is provided after the lesson.

Different Types of Business Strategies

3. Different Types of Business Strategies

Businesses are in business to make money. In order to accomplish this objective, a business may employ different business strategies in order to win over customers and generate profit. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the common strategies.

Strategy Formulation: Definition, Model & Process

4. Strategy Formulation: Definition, Model & Process

Ever used a road map to get somewhere? Well, a strategy is a road map for a business. In this lesson, you'll learn about the process of strategy formulation. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Practical Application: Business Strategy Formulation Template

5. Practical Application: Business Strategy Formulation Template

Strategic planning is an important part of business success. It doesn't happen on its own, though; leaders must develop a business strategy. This template will walk you through how to develop your own business strategy.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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