Welcome to part I in our Deliberate Strategy series. In this series, we aim to explore the importance of Strategy Management for small businesses. However, before diving into the concept of Strategy Management, let’s first understand what strategy means in the context of operating or growing a small business. 

Strategy is a term that can have various interpretations, and in the context of a small business, it refers to articulating the core purpose of the business and much more. Essentially, a business strategy outlines the overall plan for the business, including its long-term goals and objectives, and the supporting capability objectives required to achieve them. 

Now, for understanding Strategy Management. Think of Strategy Management as a process group that encompasses all the necessary elements for achieving the business’s goals. The pillars of Strategy Management include developing a strategy that articulates the business’s core purpose and long-term goals, with supporting capability objectives. Additionally, the Strategy Management process employs an effective execution model, such as project management and communication rhythm, with well-defined and documented business practices. 

By adopting a Strategy Management approach, small businesses can ensure that they have a clear roadmap for achieving their goals. With a well-defined strategy in place, businesses can align their efforts towards achieving common goals, and the execution model can help them work towards these goals efficiently and effectively. Additionally, well-defined and documented business practices can help businesses operate more smoothly and consistently, reducing the likelihood of errors or inefficiencies. 

In our next post, we will dive deeper into why Strategy Management specifically matters to you and your business. By understanding the importance of Strategy Management and the pillars that support it, small businesses can establish a clear roadmap for success and work towards achieving the goals in a deliberate and efficient manner. Stay tuned for part II in our Deliberate Strategy series.