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[3 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

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The Strategic Management Process covers the development of a strategic direction formed by the organisational mission, strategic vision, and objectives as an iterative process. We have seen that the process in developing this direction requires an internal and external investigation of the organisational environment. The internal investigation looks at strengths and weaknesses, while the external looks at opportunities and threats. A more in-depth investigation of the environmental situation in regard to strategy development is PESTLE analysis taking into account the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental impacts and influences …

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[24 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]

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Sun Tzu’s  Art of War has been considered a staple business text for people wishing to hone their strategic thinking in their business management. The text was written in 6th century BC China as a guide to military success however the main tenets of the military strategy have been adopted and applied to business strategic management.
I am interested in how these tenets apply to management and strategic thinking in a Local Government context. Some might say that there would be little difference in strategic managing in a corporation versus Local Government, …