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What is the importance of strategic management towards the success of a business?

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July 16, 2010 9:23AM

Strategic management used to play a different role in more predictable times after the Second Word War. Strategic plans of the past usually range 3 to 5 years. Some companies could even have plans for 10 good years. That's not possible today given rapid evolution of our society.

What still matters in strategic management lies in the value of planning ahead. There's an old saying that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. By acting on this, strategic management actually gives the organisation direction, a sense of identity and unity towards what the business goal. Therein lies the continued importance of strategic management towards business success.

Every business has a vision and a mission. Strategic managemet takes into consideration both of these. Strategic management helps in achieving the organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner.

Improved strategic management processes may also facilitate the development of the more complex management structural that are needed as firms grow. It also helps firms to articulate,communicate and monitor the implementation of strategy using a system interlinked with the longterm vision of the corporations.