SCENARIOS FROM THE BUSINESS TRENDS LIBRARY

towards STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM

Scenarios from the Business Trends Library is the start of a process which can determine the course or direction that the firm should take - and if the current course is satisfactory. We have services listed below, some of the early ones are free so you can try out these impoarant tools.
  1. Business Trends Library Briefings - free
    The Business Trends Library is a comprehensive data base of Trends relevant to business, which identifies important impacts and interactions between them. Surprises come from such impacts - unless Scenarios are based on such impacts they cannot be relied upon. The Briefings are commentaries on current events, discussing the trends underlying them. To Register for free Briefings.

  2. Business Trends Publications
    The Business Trends Library is constructed from 10 Major Areas, which together cover the Business World. An Area is made up of a number of Sectors - each Sector is a fundamental activity of man with a long history. A number of Areas are available on-line. Summary Scenarios of each of the Areas are also available on line. One of these Summary Areas may be obtained free by a Multi-Nation Corporation. To Register for one free Area on-line.

  3. Facilitation of a Summary Area Publication
    On delivery we will provide a quotation for a Seminar on the Summary Area Publication. This will enable discussion, questions and clarification on the Scenarios presented. Firms taking this service will qualify for a free Prospectus for Service 5.

  4. Prospectus for Bespoke Scenarios from the Business Trends Library
    Some Sectors relevant to you may be in other Areas which you may not be aware of. A Prospectus selects the Sectors from the whole Library relevant to your firm to give a bespoke Business Environment Forecast. Valuable even if you do not order the Scenarios, as you will see issues which are likely to impact on your businesses. To Order a Prospectus. You do not need to have subscribed to a previous Service.

  5. Bespoke Business Environment Forecast for the firm

    Scenarios from the Business Trends Library provided as in the Service 4 Prospectus. All relevant impacts and interactions from the whole Library will be available. The Business Environment is very interactive as illustrated by the Diagram, with the major trends of our time formed in this way. (After each paid-for Service a Prospectus is issued free for the next Services, here for Services 6 & 7.)

  6. Facilitation of the Bespoke Business Environment Forecast
    On delivery we will provide a quotation for a Seminar on the Bespoke Business Environment Forecast for the firm. This will enable discussion, questions and clarification on the Scenarios presented - enabling you to come to your own conclusions. Firms taking this service will qualify for a free Prospectus for Service 7.

  7. Impact of the Environment on the Firm
    Scenarios of the firm in its future operating environment. - see further details. To complete it may be necessary to go to Service 9.. On request it will be considered if this Service can be provided where only Service 2 has been provided.

  8. Facilitation of the Impact of the Environment on the Firm
    As Service 6, with Prospectus for Service 9.

  9. Strategic Data Bank
    Additional information necessary. A sound information base needed for strategy. - see further details .

  10. Facilitation of Strategic Data Bank
    As Service 6.

  11. Decision Making
    Conclusions on Performance of the Firm in its future operating environment, need for change and its urgency (if any). Strategies available - opportunities and alternatives. - see further details .

  12. Facilitation of Decision Making
    As Service 6.

  13. Capability
    Some 20 Capabilities needed to plan, decide, and implement the Strategies from 11 above with the necessary change and innovation. Assessment of those available and those needed.

  14. Facilitation of Capability
    As Service 6.

  15. Scheduling actions within Capability
    Actions definitely needed where Capability exists can go ahead.

  16. Facilitation of Scheduling actions
    As Service 6.

  17. Strengthen Capability
    Actions directed at strengthening or installing Capabilities needed.

  18. Facilitation of Strengthen Capability
    As Service 6.

Failure to have the necessary Capabilities is a common reason for failure of acquisition, innovation, diversification and strategic moves.

Planning & Control Investments Limited

2 Rotherwick Court, Alexandra Road, Farnborough, GU14 6DD, UK
Tel 01252 548115, Email

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Start of this Page - your starting points are Services 1 - 4..


Business Trends Library


Business Trends Publications - BTL Briefings, On-line Areas


Planning Training & Consultancy - Consortium Studies