Many businesses operate a traditional strategy in their approach to planning, mainly because their activities are relatively predictable and regular. With an agreed strategy, a detailed plan can be produced with short, medium and long-term goals, with details of what has to happen, who is involved, when it should happen, how it should happen, where it should happen, and why.
In traditional organisations, this may be the end of the business planning process, and the point where the people in the business just get on with their jobs. However, for many businesses, the 'complete' traditional strategy may not be appropriate. Some smaller businesses may not have the systems, management and information database necessary to carry out the key tasks within the planning process. These types of organisations often use so-called emergent strategies which enable them to:
- react to changing circumstances
- develop a direction without extensive prior planning.
After participating in this course, you should be able to:
- recognise and describe strategies and plans
- recognise planning tools
- describe effectiveness and efficiency methods
- identify and use organisational analysis techniques
- recognise and understand method study
- recognise and understand process charts
In working through this session, you will practise the following BTEC common skills:
- Managing and Developing Self
- Working with and Relating to others
- Managing Tasks and Solving Problems
- Applying Numeracy
- Applying Technology
- Applying Design and Creativity
Strategies and plans
The military model
Critical path analysis (CPA)
Programme evaluation and review techniques (PERT)
Effectiveness and efficiency measures
Organisational analysis techniques
SWOT and PESTLE
The two-handed process chart
Flow process chart
Tutor-marked Question Paper
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Working, Planning and Organisation (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Working, Planning and Organisation (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.