Swot Analysis and Advantage Threats
Strengths: characteristics of the business or project that give it an advantage over others Weaknesses: characteristics that place the team at a disadvantage relative to others Opportunities: elements that the project could exploit to its advantage Threats: elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project Contents: 1 Matching and converting 2 Internal and external factors 3 Use 4 Criticism 5 SWOT – landscape analysis 6 Corporate planning 7 Marketing 8 See also 9 References
10 External links SWOT analysis aims to identify the key internal and external factors seen as important to achieving an objective. Internal factors – the strengths and weaknesses internal to the organization External factors – the opportunities and threats presented by the environment external to the organization SWOT – landscape analysis The SWOT-landscape systematically deploys the relationships between overall objective and underlying SWOT-factors and provides an interactive, query-able 3D landscape.
Marketing Main article: Marketing management In many competitor analyses, marketers build detailed profiles of each competitor in the market, focusing especially on their relative competitive strengths and weaknesses using SWOT analysis. Marketing managers will examine each competitor’s cost structure, sources of profits, resources and competencies, competitive positioning and product differentiation, degree of vertical integration, historical responses to industry developments, and other factors.
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats Reputation in marketplace Shortage of consultants at operating level rather than partner level Well established position with a well defined market niche Large consultancies operating at a minor level Expertise at partner level in HRM consultancy Unable to deal with multi-disciplinary assignments because of size or lack of ability Identified market for consultancy in areas other than HRM Other small consultancies looking to invade the marketplace