Corporate strategies involve seeing a company as a system of interconnected parts. Just as the muscles of the heart depend on brain functions in a human body, each department in a company depends on the others to stay healthy and achieve desired outcomes. The additional core strategies that a company uses should support the corporate strategy and use cross-functional interactions. Customer-driven Strategies
Operational strategies should include customer-driven approaches to meet the needs and desires of a target market. To do so, a company must develop strategies that evaluate and adapt to changing environments, continuously enhance core competencies and develop new strengths on an ongoing basis. When evaluating environments, a company should monitor market trends to take advantage of new opportunities and avoid possible threats. Developing Core Competencies
Core competencies are the strengths and resources within a company. While core competencies can vary by industry and business, they can include having well-trained staff, optimal business locations and marketing and financial expertise. By identifying core competencies, a company can develop processes such as customer satisfaction, product development and building professional relationships with stakeholders. Competitive Priorities
The development of competitive priorities comes from the creation of a corporate strategy, market analysis, defining core processes and conducting a needs analysis. To create competitive priorities, an organization evaluates operational costs, the quality of a product or service, the time it takes to develop and deliver a good or service and the flexibility of a good or service with regard to variety, volume and customization. Competitive priorities should include being able to provide a quality product or service at a fair cost that consistently meets the needs of a customer. Product and Service Development
Strategies behind the development of products and...