Organisational and Human Resource Strategy Life Cycle

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
A Central London, Wolverhampton (Inghilterra)

£ 8.000 - (9.111 )

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By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to: Provide a succinct definition of strategy, that demonstrates it conceptual internalization. Explain, with suitable examples, the 5Ps of Strategy, viz.: Strategy as a Plan. Strategy as a 'Ploy'. Strategy as a Pattern. Strategy as a Position. Strategy as a Perspective.
Suitable for: Business Professionals. Startegic Management Consultants. Strategic Planners. General Managers. HR Superintendents. Team Leaders. Decision Makers. Department Heads. HR Professionals. Vice Presidents and Directors of specialty functions within HR Directorate

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Requisiti: Degree or Work Experience


Dove e quando

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Central London
Carburton Street, W1W 5EE, London, Inghilterra
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122a Bhylls Lane, WV3 8DZ, West Midlands, Inghilterra

Cosa impari in questo corso?

Project Control
Learning and Development
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IT Management


Course Objectives


By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

ü  Provide a succinct definition of strategy, that demonstrates it conceptual internalization;

ü  Explain, with suitable examples, the 5Ps of Strategy, viz.:

·         Strategy as a Plan

·         Strategy as a 'Ploy'

·         Strategy as a Pattern

·         Strategy as a Position

·         Strategy as a Perspective

ü  Exhibit a heightened understanding of the ‘Strategy Process’;

ü  Deconstruct Strategic Decisions, highlighting their major characteristics;

ü  Explain the difference between strategy and strategic management, on the one hand, and operational management, on the other;

ü  Provide a contextualized definition of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU);

ü  Distinguish between differing organizational levels, in relation to management and decision-making;

ü  Determine the differences in strategic priorities in relation to specific organizational levels – viz. corporate, business, and operational;

ü  Exhibit a heightened understanding of the ‘Corporate Strategy Model’;

ü  Understand the basic vocabulary of strategy, as used in different contexts;

ü  Define, with own organization’s examples, the issue of ‘Strategic Position’;

ü  Illustrate the factors influencing effective Strategic Choice;

ü  Demonstrate a heightened awareness of the concept of synergy, in the context of effective organisational functioning;

ü  Elucidate the contextual relationship between strategic alliance and 'synergistic gains'.

ü  Conduct an internal organisational analysis;

ü  Conduct a Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis;

ü  Conduct an External Organisational Analysis;

ü  Define the context of the External Uncontrollable Environment;

ü  Determine their own organisation's  External Environment;

ü  Suggest the opportunities available to their own organisation;

ü  Identify any threats that the external environment pose to their own organisation's effectiveness;

ü  Create an 'Internal-External Organisational Analysis Matrix';

ü  Conduct a full-scale 'Strengths - Weakness - Opportunities - Threats (SWOT) Analysis';

ü  Manage SWOT through 'exploitation' and 'circumvention';

ü  Demonstrate an understanding of the Opportunities and Threats Posed to their own organisation, by:

·         Political Factors;

·         Economic Factors;

·         Social Factors;

·         Technological Factors;

·         Environmental Factors;

·         Legal Factors.

ü  Conduct a 'PESTEL Analysis';

ü  Perform an 'Environmental Scan', using Porter’s Five Forces Analysis:

·         Supplier power

·         Buyer power

·         Competitive rivalry

·         Threat of substitution 

·         Threat of new entry

ü  Conduct a 'Competitive Analysis', using Porter's Four Corner’s Analysis:

·         Drivers

·         Current Strategy

·         Management Assumptions

·         Capabilities 

ü  Conduct a Value Chain Analysis, using:

·         Company Mission

·         Industry Type, and 

·         Value System

ü  Use an Early Warning Scans to effect Competitive Analysis, on the basis of:

·         Market definition

·         Open Systems

·         Filtering.

·         Predictive intelligence.

·         Communicating intelligence

·         Contingency planning.

·         A cyclical process.

ü  Formulate Competitive Scenarios for War Game Simulations.

ü  Exhibit an appreciation for the importance of the different success factors in the operation of the organization.

ü  Understand the underlying concepts of Key Success Factors (KSFs).

ü  Identify the different KSFs of their respective organisation/business.

ü  Determine what drives the business to succeed in the industry in which it is engaged.

ü  Determine how the KSFs can help the organization achieve its goals and missions.

ü  Ensure that the KSFs are correctly identified and pursued.

ü  Exhibit their ability to determine which among the KSFs will work effectively for their organization/business.

ü  Formulate strategies to optimize the organisation’s /business’s performance.

ü  Establish the fundamentals of strategic planning.

ü  Suggest ways to adapt to a  changing environment more efficiently.

ü  Evaluate the efficiency of their organisation/business operations.

ü  Enumerate the various kinds of key result indicators.

ü  Distinguish between performance and result indicators.

ü  Demonstrate their understanding the underlying concepts of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

ü  Determine how the performance of organizations, business units and their divisions, departments and employees are assessed through KPIs.

ü  Give examples of KPIs.

ü  Explain how KPIs help an organisation measure progress towards its goals.


Course Contents, Concepts and Issues


   Understanding Strategy and Strategic Relations

  Strategy: A Definition;

  The 5Ps of Strategy:

ü  Strategy as a Plan

ü  Strategy as a 'Ploy'

ü  Strategy as a Pattern

ü  Strategy as a Position

ü  Strategy as a Perspective

  The ‘Strategy Process’;

  Characteristics of Strategy;

  Defining Strategic Management;

  Understanding Strategic Decisions;

  Implications of Strategic Decisions;

  Levels of Strategy;

  What is a Strategic Business Unit?;

  Relating Strategy to an Organization’s:

ü  Mission

ü  Vision

ü  Goal

ü  Objective

ü  Strategic capability

ü  Strategies

ü  Business model

ü  Control

  The Corporate Strategy Model

  Strategic Position;

  What are Strategic Choices?

  The concept of synergy;

  The synergistic effect of strategic alliance;


   Contextualising Strategy: Employing Strategic Analytic Tools

  The Organisation's Internal Environment;

  Organisational Strengths;

  Organisational Weaknesses;

  The context of the External Uncontrollable Environment;

  The Organisation's  External Environment;

  Opportunities available to the organisation;

  Threats to organisational effectiveness;

  The 'Internal-External Organisational Analysis Matrix';

  Strengths - Weakness - Opportunities - Threats (SWOT) Analysis;

  Managing SWOT through 'exploitation' and 'circumvention';

  Understanding the Opportunities and Threats Posed by:

ü  Political Factors;

ü  Economic Factors;

ü  Social Factors;

ü  Technological Factors;

ü  Environmental Factors;

ü  Legal Factors.

  Conducting a 'PESTEL Analysis';

  Environmental Scanning, using Porter’s Five Forces Analysis:

ü  Supplier power

ü  Buyer power

ü  Competitive rivalry

ü  Threat of substitution 

ü  Threat of new entry

  Competitive Analysis, using Porter's Four Corner’s Analysis:

ü  Drivers

ü  Current Strategy

ü  Management Assumptions

ü  Capabilities 

  Conducting Value Chain Analysis, using:

ü  Company Mission

ü  Industry Type, and 

ü  Value System

  Using Early Warning Scans to effect Competitive Analysis, on the basis of:

ü  Market definition

ü  Open Systems

ü  Filtering.

ü  Predictive intelligence.

ü  Communicating intelligence

ü  Contingency planning.

ü  A cyclical process.

  Formulating Competitive Scenarios for War Game Simulations.


   Key Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators

  Introducing Organisational Success Factors

ü  Definition of Success Factors

ü  Popular Success Factor

ü  A Model of Success Factors

  Strategy as a Fundamental Success Factor

ü  Concentrating Your Resources – An Ancient Concept

ü  The Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

ü  Importance of The Defining Element

ü  Developing a Strategy for Each New Goal

ü  Adapting to The Changing Environment

ü  Interrelationships with Other Success Factors


   Key Performance Indicators


ü  Key Result Indicators

ü  Performance and Result Indicators

ü  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

ü  Examples of KPIs

ü  Categorization of KPIs

ü  Identifying Indicators of Organisation

ü  Key Components of KPIs

·         Starting with what you need to measure and monitor

·         Establishing current performance benchmark and target levels

·         Adding KPIs project control elements

ü  Characteristics of a good KPIs

ü  How to Implement KPIs

ü  Benefits of KPIs

ü  Management Models That Have a Profound Impact on KPIs