TAKE THE STRATEGIC IQ TEST... benchmark yourself against SAs top companies.
 
1. Do you have a well-articulated, clear statement of strategy?
Yes     No
 
2. Does each member of your management team understand that strategy?
Yes     No
 
3. Could each of your management team write a one or two sentence
statement of that strategy without consulting the other?

All Could    Some Could    None Could
 
4. Do you have your strategy in written form?
Yes     No
 
5. Does your strategy statement serve as a guide in determining which
future products, customers and markets your company pursues?

Frequently    Sometimes    Never
 
6. Does your strategy statement serve as a guide in deciding which
future products, customers and markets your company does not pursue?

Frequently    Sometimes    Never
 
7. Does your strategy statement serve as a tool in deciding
how resources are allocated within your company?

Frequently    Sometimes    Never
 
8. Does your strategy statement serve as a tool in choosing which
opportunities your company pursues and which ones it does not?

Frequently    Sometimes    Never
 
9. Have you ever sat down as a management team to try and obtain
consensus as to the future direction of the organisation?

Regularly    Once in a while    Never
 
10. Was consensus obtained, or are there still different versions
of what the organisation is trying to become?

One vision    Several visions    No vision
 
11. Do you have a separate process of strategic thinking to determine
what you want to become as opposed to how you get there?

Formal, Codified process    No process
 
12. Does your strategy... (tick any number of these boxes)
Correct past errors?   
Address current conditions?   
Exploit future trends?
None of these
 
13. Is your strategy...
Decreasing the gap between you and your competitors?
Keeping the gap the same?
Increasing the gap?
 
14. Does your strategy allow you to...
Control the terms of play in your sandbox?
Manage your competitors strategy as well as your own?
Grow at the expense of your competitors?
None of these
 
15. Does your strategy...
Put you below your competitors?
Put you on a par with your competitors?
Give you a slight edge over your competitors?
Give you a significant advantage over your competitors?
Dominate your competitors?
Make your competitors irrelevant?
Eliminate your competitors?
 
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