A Business Culture of Reflection

Guidance - Part 1: Systemic Strategy Development and Risk Analysis (incl. Strategy Maps and SWOT Analysis)

This paper describes the modeling process of a qualitative model (with a quantitative model briefly referenced in the appendix) of the strategy development and risk analysis of a startup enterprise that intends to develop an electric vehicle (E-car). It is only a rough model intended to show the general methodology of qualitative modeling of strategies using the iMODELER (by Consideo: www.consideo.com). By reflecting on an enterprise and its environment to develop a strategy we form the basis for deriving a Dynamic Strategy Map (Kaplan/Norton: Strategy Maps), a systemic SWOT Analysis and a Systemic Risk Analysis - all of which rely on this reflection.

This guidance comes in a series of guidances for “A Business Culture of Reflection” in line with:

1. Systemic Strategy Development including Risk and SWOT analysis

2. Systemic Product Development featuring Idealized System Design

3. Quantitative Optimization and Risk Analysis of Projects and Processes

4. Systemic Project Management

5. Systemic Management and Organizational Development featuring KNOW-WHY Method

The series describes the application of the software iMODELER (both, the freeware and the full version) for the example of a start-up enterprise (newly founded or a profit center within a company) that plans to become successful with developing, manufacturing and selling a revolutionary electric car.

The culture of reflections captures the idea that any enterprise could leverage the collective potential of its employees once it would collaboratively look at the interconnections of all the existing arguments within the enterprise (and from the stakeholders outside). Not just phenomena of endless and repeated meetings with little progress but also reluctant decision making or simply the problem of wrong decisions would be tackled with this change of corporate culture.

Here you can download the guidance: A Business Culture of Reflection – Part 1

Here you will find the model: https://www.know-why.net/model/C2Hbs8XnHom31Np2sjcr8cQ