Business Architect:

Strategic Management

Strategic Analysis of the Business Environment

Identifying Environmental Factors that Can Influence Organizational Operations

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation unlimited!


"Tactics is knowing what to do when there's something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there's nothing to do." ~ Savielly Tartakover

Blue Ocean vs. Red Ocean Strategy


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5 Strategic Questions

You Should Ask to Understand Where Your Business Is Going

By: Jack Welch

  1. What does your global competitive environment look like?... More

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  • Strategic Tip #1: DO commit to and act as a leader. Be proactive and seize the opportunity to step forward and lead... More


Environmental Analysis Defined

Environmental analysis is the study of the organizational environment to pinpoint environmental factors that can significantly influence organizational operations.1

The Tree of Business Success

Why Environmental Analysis?

Environmental analysis will help you understand what is happening both inside and outside your organization and to increase the probability that the organizational strategies you develop will appropriately reflect your organizational environment.

Three Levels of Organizational Environment

In order to perform an environmental analysis, you must thoroughly understand how organizational environments are structured. For purposes of environmental analysis, you can divide the environment of your organization into three distinct levels: internal environment, operating environment, and general environment.

SWOT Analysis: Questions To Answer


What trends do you see in your industry?  → Example

What trends do you foresee?

What trends might impact your industry?... More

7 Dimensions of Strategic Innovation

The Strategic Innovation framework weaves together seven dimensions to produce a range of outcomes that drive growth.

A company's Organizational Readiness may drive or inhibit its ability to act upon and implement new ideas and strategies, and to successfully manage operational, political, cultural and financial demands that will follow... More

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

The Art of War: Planning

By: Sun Tzu

  • You can fight a war for a long time or you can make your nation strong. You can't do both.

  • When you are close to the enemy, you appear distant.

  • Your will find a place where you can win. Don't pass it by... More