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Strategy is an action that managers take to attain one or more of the organization’s goals. Strategy can also be defined as “A general direction set for the company and its various components to achieve a desired state in the future. Strategy results from the detailed strategic planning process”.
  • Business strategy.
  • Operational strategy.
  • Transformational strategy.
A tactic refers to the specific actions taken to reach the set goals in line with the strategy. For example, company A’s strategy might be to become the cheapest provider in the smartphone market. Their managers then need to negotiate with suppliers to reduce the costs of the electronic components used in production.
a long-range plan for achieving something or reaching a goal, or the skill of making such plans: [ U ] Chess is a game that requires strategy.
Strategy help us define our business, gives it a set of values, and gives it purpose. It helps us understand what success actually looks like. It provides a roadmap for our business, shows us our destination and identifies useful stopping points along the way.
Because a strategic plan establishes a direction for your business to take, it will help it sharpen its focus in order to get there. Strategic planning can therefore help your organization develop the right goals and targets and help everyone focus their efforts into meeting them.
What is the definition of Strategy? Strategy is a plan of action to achieve short, middle and long term desired goals. There are generally three types of strategies in business. The corporate strategy defines the strategic goals of the overall company.
Following are 12 different strategy types that can help a business reach its unique goals:
  • Structuralist. …
  • Differentiation. …
  • Price-skimming. …
  • Acquisition. …
  • Growth. …
  • Focus. …
  • Cross-selling. …
  • Operational.
4 levels of strategy are;
  • Corporate level strategy.
  • Business level strategy.
  • Functional level strategy.
  • Operational level strategy.

Using the Ansoff Matrix

After analyzing these aspects, the matrix provides four different strategic options. And these are Market penetration, Market development, Diversification, and finally, fourth Product development.

To help executives strategically navigate the business, the Strategic Approach System covers a number of topics including strategy development, the business model, competitive landscape, reallocation of resources, decision rights, and others.
A good strategy provides a clear roadmap, consisting of a set of guiding principles or rules, that defines the actions people in the business should take (and not take) and the things they should prioritize (and not prioritize) to achieve desired goals.

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