Competency In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency: Determine the impact of proposed strategic decisions across department SENARIO You work for a global health

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Competency

In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:

  • Determine the impact of proposed strategic decisions across department

SENARIO

You work for a global health and beauty company that has decided to move to a strategic focus on the triple bottom line (TBL). TBL means it will measure its success based on people, planet, and profit rather than profit alone. This strategic decision is based on a desire to be true to the company’s mission and vision and because engaging in corporate social responsibility (CSR) will make the company more successful.

The company objective is to transition from its current business model to CSR and TBL in three years. If the company successfully makes this transition, it would be the first in its industry to do so. This would create a first-mover advantage. As part of the TBL focus, the company CEO has asked each departmental manager to conduct a SWOT analysis of how transitioning to TBL will affect their departments.

You work in a rewards/membership product line that offers discounts, special services, and other benefits to customers for maintaining a fee-based membership in the company’s membership rewards program. Now that the CEO has collected the SWOT analyses from all company departments, she has asked you to focus on how the TBL project will impact two cross-functional departments for your product line: marketing and sales.

To allow you to do the analysis she requires, your CEO has provided you with the following documents:

  • Her letter outlining the company’s commitment to CSR and its plans for using TBL
  • The company’s vision, mission, and values statements
  • The company’s triple bottom line strategies document
  • Two SWOT analyses: one for marketing, one for sales

The CEO wants you to use this information to create key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure your product line’s progress on meeting the company’s CSR goals.

Directions

Your CEO has requested that you develop a memo that outlines the strategic KPIs for TBL in sales and marketing. She has asked that each of the following tasks be clearly communicated in the memo, and that they be addressed in the order given.

  1. Develop one strategic question for each element of TBL: people, planet, and profit. These questions should give insights on how to measure the sales and marketing departments’ success in achieving the company’s goals. As you develop your strategic questions, follow these guidelines:

    1. Consider how each question relates to your interpretation of the provided SWOT analyses.
    2. Consider how each question will help achieve the CSR goals outlined in the CEO’s letter.
  2. For your strategic questions, identify key performance indicators (KPIs) of successful strategy development and implementation.

    1. Identify at least one KPI for each strategic question you provided.
  3. Explain how the KPIs will be measured.

    1. How will your KPIs help the company achieve its goals?
  4. Identify functional considerations related to TBL.

    1. How does the interconnectedness of the sales and marketing departments impact the measurement of TBL?

This memo will be shared with your CEO and other stakeholders. So, please check the memo for spelling and grammar.


What to Submit

To complete this project, you must submit the following Word Document:

A KPI Strategy Memo

In a Word document, use double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. This assignment should be no more than 6 pages in length and should include references cited in APA format. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

Supporting materials

The following documents are internal knowledge sharing for the assignment and do not need to be cited in your document. The documents should be mentioned in your writing. For example, “According to the company CSR Initiative Letter, …”

Document: CSR Initiative Letter

This document is a letter from the CEO.

Document: Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

This document contains the vision, mission, and values statements referenced in the CSR initiative letter.

Document: Triple Bottom Line Strategies

This is a document outlining the key strategies to help the organization move to a triple bottom line model.

Document: SWOT Analyses From Sales and Marketing

This document contains a combined SWOT analysis from the two departments.

Competency In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency: Determine the impact of proposed strategic decisions across department SENARIO You work for a global health
SWOT Analyses From Sales and Marketing Strengths Weaknesses Sales  Hi gh referra l ra te from exi s ti ng cus tomers to thei r fri ends  I dea ti on for new progra ms frequentl y conducted wi th empl oyees  Ongoi ng i mpl ementa ti on of empl oyee l ea rni ng a nd growth  Li mi ted reta i l network for redempti on of l oya l ty rewa rds /poi nts  Hi gh turnover of s a l es tea m  Communi ca ti on of new products not s trea ml i ned  Li mi ted di vers i ty of ma rket s egments Marketing  Hi gh retenti on of exi s ti ng cus tomers / members hi ps  Hi gh uti l i za ti on of a l l members hi p progra ms  Hi gh cus tomer s a ti s fa cti on a mong exi s ti ng members  Zero wa i t ti me for cus tomer s ervi ce  Annua l bra nd a na l ys is /res ea rch  Sl ow devel opment of di gi ta l content crea ti on/pos ti ng  Low enga gement of cus tomers through s oci a l medi a  Low bra nd i m a ge of l oya l ty progra m wi th potenti a l cus tomers  Hi gh turnover of ma rketi ng tea m  La ck of focus on di vers i ty i n compa ny a nd wi th cons umer groups Opportunities Threats Sales  Ca ptures new ma rket s egments tha t ha ve previ ous l y not a dopted bra nd  Seeks s tra tegi c pa rtners hi ps to i mprove l oya l ty poi nts redempti on opti ons  Expl ores communi ty -ba s ed orga ni za ti ons tha t i denti fy wi th di vers e cons umer groups  I denti fi es new product devel opment opportuni ti es for di vers e cons umer groups  Expl ores s uppl i ers for s us ta inable pa cka gi ng for products  I ncrea s ed s ha rehol der des i re to i nves t i n di vers e compa ni es  I ncrea s ed pres s ure from s ha rehol ders to i ncrea s e di vers i ty i n workforce  I ncrea s i ng cos t of a dmi ni s teri ng poi nts for l oya lty progra ms  I ndus try pres s uri ng c ompa ni es to us e pos t -cons umer recycl ed pl a s ti cs  I ncrea s ed col l a bora tion of cons umer products compa ni es Marketing  Hos ts focus groups wi th di vers e cons umer groups for product i nput  Devel ops ca us e -rel a ted ma rketi ng l oya l ty progra m for poi nts redempti on opti ons  Redes i gns a l l ma rketi ng us i ng gl oba l l oya l ty ma rketi ng a gency  I ndus try l ea der/competi tor i ncrea s i ng i ts focus on di vers i ty i n ma rketi ng/s oci a l medi a  Trend towa rds decrea s ed e nvi ronmenta l i mpa ct of cons umer products  I ncrea s ed cons umer des i re to s ee compa ni es focus ed on phi l a nthropy

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