Strategic Thinking - Hong Kong
In this two-day program, executives will develop the strategic thinking skills to recognize how industry changes are impacting their businesses—and determine the critical capabilities required to preserve and grow their businesses as these disruptive changes occur.
The combination of the emerging digital revolution and disruptive geo-political forces has created a new reality for companies across most industries. Whatever your business strategy is today, it will likely need to be different three to five years from now. Hence, executives require a broader and deeper set of strategic thinking skills that extend well beyond their specific areas of expertise.
In this two-day strategic thinking program, participants will learn critical concepts and frameworks that will help them and their companies anticipate these changes and have the strategic agility to effectively respond through making the necessary changes in their strategies.
By attending this program, you will:
- Learn how to assess the alignment of your current strategy and current and future market conditions.
- Develop the ability to separate the type of value (or outcomes) you provide to your customers from how you provide such value as a basis for innovation.
- Learn how to apply basic concepts from scenario analysis to generate a more disciplined and open-minded approach to predicting future changes in market conditions.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong
Autumn 2019 dates coming soon. To be notified about upcoming dates, please fill out our Strategic Thinking brochure request form.
Clinical Professor of Strategic Management
Professor Marc Knez currently teaches strategy courses in the Chicago Booth full-time and part-time MBA programs. He studies strategic and organizational decision making, strategic planning, and market analysis. His academic research evolved from a focus on applying game theory and decision theory to strategic decision making to a focus on market analysis, strategy development, and organizational structure.
“I appreciated [professor Marc Knez] for the passion and energy level that he put into taking the class…I think the cases that he picked are updated, relevant and complement well with the theories he wants to teach…I would highly recommend this to my company and other corporate leaders.”
“Case approach, choice of cases, and number of pre-reads expands the impact beyond the length of the 2-day program. The strategic planning lesson was very insightful; lectures and slides provided great overview of the strategic topics. Great combination of academic and practical insights.”
“The program makes strategic thinking highly practical. New venture ideas are always sexy, but using the NVP process to verify them would increase the chance of success. The two theories of incumbent disruption are also a key takeaway and highly relevant to today’s dynamic market environment.”
“Great course! Learned a lot!”
A company’s medium- to long-term strategy should not be left to a small number of executives who are at the top of the organizational hierarchy. Instead, due to the continuous emergence of new opportunities and threats that requires much higher levels of strategic agility, it has become imperative that mid- to senior-level executives across functional areas can exercise critical strategic thinking skills within their areas of operation and at the broader enterprise level. Hence, this program will benefit mid- to senior-level executives who have direct control or influence over their companies’ or business units’ strategy.
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Business Strategy Clarification and Assessment
- Strategy fundamentals and frameworks
- Customer value proposition, target customer segments, and critical capabilities
Outcome-Based Approach to Customer Value
- Business model innovation
Identifying and Responding to Technological Change
- Industry changes impacting your business/organization
- Identification of new emerging markets and prospective market disruptions
Outside-In Mindset through Scenario-Based Thinking
- Framework for analyzing trends and developing alternate future scenarios
- Scenario-based strategy development