Q1. Explain the corporate strategy in different types of organization.
The three main types of corporate strategies are growth, stability, and renewal. a. Growth - A growth strategy is when an organization expands the number of markets served or products offered, either through its current business(es) or through new business(es). Because of its growth strategy, an organization may increase revenues, number of employees, or market share. Organizations grow by using concentration, vertical integration, horizontal integration, or diversification. b. Stability - A stability strategy is a corporate strategy in which an organization continues to do what it is currently doing. Examples of this strategy include continuing to serve the same clients by offering the same product or service, maintaining market share, and sustaining the organization's current business operations. The organization does not grow, but does not fall behind, either. c. Renewal - When an organization is in trouble, something needs to be done. Managers need to develop strategies, called renewal strategies, that address declining performance. The two main types of renewal strategies are retrenchment and turnaround strategies.
Q2. What is the role consultants play in the strategic planning and management process of a company? Is it an essential role? Answer:
For starters, the biggest advantage that external consultants have over in house risk management teams is that they bring an element of objectivity and neutrality into the business continuity planning process. For instance, it is common in many companies to have turf battles and power centers that impede the functioning of a well oiled business continuity management process. To think of companies without these factional pressures would be wishful and hence, management ought to take into account these factors when formulating their strategies. This is where the external consultants with their objectivity and neutrality have a...
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