Strategic Planning with the Predicting Industry Evolution and Change Framework
Predicting Industry Evolution and Change is a technique that enables better strategic planning in business.
Contrary to popular belief, most industries evolve slowly and in predictable ways. It is possible to align strategy with industry trajectory.
There are four trajectories for change:
- Radical Change: core assets and activities are threatened by obsolescence. Companies must balance harvesting
profits in the short term versus investing in activities that could create future profits in the long term. The speed of
erosion determines how this should be balanced
- Progressive Change: Neither core assets nor core activities are immediately threatened. A company can innovate
through interrelated products that create compounded demand and profits.
- Creative Change: core assets are under threat but core activities are stable. Based on the speed with which core
assets are depreciating, determine how soon the business will erode and take appropriate measures.
- Intermediating Change: core assets retain their value, but core activities are under threat. Business should aggressively pursue short term profits while minimizing long-term commitments and contracts.
Industry change often occurs over decades. Businesses are better off accepting the change and planning accordingly, rather than attempting to fight it.
The advantage for incorporating industry change into strategy is threefold: first, there is greater awareness throughout the organization about how to make tradeoffs with respect to industry evolution. Secondly, an understanding of industry trends allows better resource allocation. Third, a realistic view of the market shows how to deal with unforeseen opportunities and problems as they occur.
Other Strategic Planning Frameworks
- 4P's Marketing Mix
- Seven S (7S) Management Framework
- AIDA - Attention, Interest, Desire, Action - Buying Process
- Ansoff's Matrix - Product-Market Growth Matrix - Expansion Strategy
- BCG Growth-Share Matrix
- Bass Diffusion Model - Product Adoption and Innovation
- Blue Ocean Strategy
- Choice Model for Decision-Making Behavior
- Competitive Advantage
- Core Competence - Collective Learning in the Organization
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Delta Model
- ERG (Existence, Relatedness, Growth) Theory of Motivation
- Experience Curve
- Framing Effect on Psychology and Marketing
- GE (McKinsey) Matrix
- Growth Phases
- Predicting Industry Evolution and Change
- OODA Loop - Observe, Orient, Decide, Act
- PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) - The Deming Cycle
- PEST Analysis - Political, Economical, Social, Technological, Environmental, and Legal Factors
- Perceptual Mapping - Brand Marketing
- Porter's Five Forces
- Product and Marketing Positioning
- Product Lifecycle (Industry Lifecycle)
- Root Cause Analysis
- SWOT Analysis - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunties, Threats
- Technology Adoption Curve
- Value Chain
- Balanced Scorecard
- Customer Segmentation
- Pricing Strategy & Price Optimization
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
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