Business strategy

Business Strategy

Former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welsh once said “If you haven’t got a competitive advantage, don’t compete.”

Business strategy for Construction

The ability to identify, develop and capitalise on competitive advantage requires a mix of the rational and the creative and the ability to recognise and respond quickly to emerging threat.

The Fundamentals:
  • Introduction to strategy
  • Strategic aims (mission and objectives)
  • Analysis of strategic position (Porters forces, PEST, Life Cycle, Segmentation, Activity System and MEDIC)
  • Generation and choice of strategy (BCG Matrix, SWOT, Diversification)

Strategy evaluation (Stakeholder analysis, and strategic fit)

What am I going to learn?
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the core concepts of business strategy
  • Use a selection business tools relating to corporate strategy to identify possible development strategies for an organisation
  • Apply knowledge to the development of strategic options and recommendations for an organisation


The benefits!

For clients this course will give you the tools to improve your supply chain management and advance your procurement management. You will be able to “build more for less” and get better value from your supply chain

For consultants this course will give you the tools to improve your performance with the key outcomes being:

  • More new work
  • More repeat work
  • Easier tenders
  • More reasons for clients to come back
  • Better performance out of your supply chain
  • Improvement of your customer service
  • Empowering your staff to take action and change behaviours

For maintainers (roads, water, civil, local authorities, etc) this course will give you the tools to understand which suppliers are worth using again and show you how to improve your quality indicators