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Business Operations

Stonebridge Associated Colleges

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The prescriptive view of strategic planning must account for the accelerating pace of global competition and the changing requirements for individual and company performance. COURSE PROFILE Organisational structure and culture. The effect of poor design - The company mission - Purpose, strategy, goals, values and standards - Culture as a means of identifying and solving problems Strategic management. The global marketplace: cross-border integration - Localisation and standardisation - Exploring emerging competition - Developing autonomous business units - Advancing capabilities across business units Corporate and sector strategy. Managing the diversified business - Developing corporate advantage that improves positioning Entrepreneurial behavior. The ?Learning Organisation? - Decision-making - Motivation and control Strategic leadership. Theories of leadership - Identifying the link between leadership and achievement of organisational objectives - Contingency approaches to leadership Developing an agile organisation. Coping with shifting markets - Designing a capacity for change Anticipating potential areas of risk Developing and managing quality. Review cycles - Enhancing operational effectiveness Knowledge management. Identifying and transferring internal best practice SKILLS ATTAINED Determining an appropriate organisational design Aligning company vision with strategy Developing comprehensive strategies Making effective decisions Identifying and setting objectives Developing inspirational leadership skills Implementing knowledge management tools Identifying and handling risks Applying motivational tools and techniques Implementing quality management tools Preparing for change

The prescriptive view of strategic planning must account for the accelerating pace of global competition and the changing requirements for individual and company performance. COURSE PROFILE Organisational structure and culture. The effect of poor design - The company mission - Purpose, strategy, goals, values and standards - Culture as a means of identifying and solving problems Strategic...

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