2 Aims and Objectives Aim: Understand business’ missions, aims and objectives.Objectives:Define aims and objectives.Describe the hierarchy of objectives.Analyse the relationship between corporate strategies and corporate aims and objectives.
3 Choose one of the following businesses, and write:An overall aim for that business.Three objectives for that business.
5 Virgin’s Aims, objectives and Mission How does the opening statement about what Virgin stand for assist when deciding how the business should grow?What strategies does Virgin use to achieve the growth of a new business venture?From the opening statement, can you tell what Virgin’s long term aims are?
6 Corporate Aims Definition: Long term targets that will enable the business to fulfil its’ mission.Focus the business and provide a framework on which the objectives and strategies can be decided.Can be used to judge business success.
7 Set high standards that are recognised as the benchmark by all our stakeholders. 1Have a brand portfolio that will lead the industry.2Demonstrate unparalleled expertise in formulating, marketing, selling and distributing own brands.3
8 Corporate AimsTask:Bearing in mind the structure and content of the Boots corporate aims, re-write you aim, for the company you selected at the beginning.
9 Mission Statement Definition: A declaration of the organisations’ purpose, principle business aims, identity, policies and value.Should form a link between aims and objectives.Stakeholders and employees should be able to clearly see the vision and values of the business.
10 Our mission is to become the world’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty group. We will seek to develop our core businesses of retail pharmacy and wholesale across the world and become a significant player in many major international markets.MISSION STATEMENT
11 Mission StatementIn your group, bearing in mind the structure and content of Boots’ mission statement.Write a mission statement for your business which you selected at the beginning of the lesson.Swap your mission statement with another group.Edit the other groups mission statement or re-write to make it better.
12 Corporate Objectives Definition: Short term goals and targets for a businessHow it is going to achieve its aims.Determined by:Culture of the organisation.Private or Public sector businessAge of the business.
13 Building on the expertise, internationally recognised brands, and balance sheet of the group, our growth opportunities will be further enhanced.It will enable us to expand our retail network in existing markets as well as new geographical territories.Growth
14 SMART Corporate Objectives Specific: define what the firm wants to do.MMeasurable: quantifiable target. E.g. 10%AAgreed: discussed and mutually agreed.RRealistic: to motivate people.TTime specific: time based target.Task: Critique Boots’ growth objective and re-write to improve
15 Corporate strategies Definition: Medium to long term plans detailing how the company intends to achieve its objectives.Often based on the outcome of a SWOT.Large amounts of investment, therefore difficult to change.
16 Operational Strategies Types of StrategyDesigned to increase efficiency through economies of scale, or the best mix of capital and labour. E.g. Flexible workforce and improving market research.Operational StrategiesSecuring the long term future of the business through acquisitions and mergers.Corporate StrategiesFocus on gaining competitive advantage by making the most of the strengths of the business.Generic StrategiesEstablishing operations in more than one country, in order to take advantage of different economic conditions. May be to lower costs, or reduce the impact of changes in exchange rates.Global Strategies
17 Achieving Strategic development Internal GrowthIncreasing sales and profit, through internal growth.Safest option, but takes a long time.Example: TescoExternal GrowthTakeovers, mergers.Achieve results more quickly.May be proffered option for international development.Risky.
19 British Petroleum Project Managers New strategy to drill 22 new oil fields in Iraq.Create an aim for this strategy.Create 2 objectives for this strategy.Outline which type of strategies will be used.Outline what type of growth this is.Create a spider diagram of the stakeholders who will be affected by this strategy and present any conflicts of interest between these stakeholders.
20 Homework Research and record the following for your chosen business: One AimTwo ObjectivesOne MissionOne Strategy the business is looking to introduce.