U8A-MT460-The Importance of Strategic Controls



Need by 07 Jan 2016 by 2300hrs in APA format


Prepare a case study analysis of Case 2 “Ann Taylor: Survival in Specialty Retail” found in the Cases section of your digital book.


The Unit Eight Assignment provides for the professional competency of leadership where you will formulate solutions for identified initiatives. These initiatives will be necessary to provide the leadership team of Ann Taylor a better view of the operation through innovative solutions such as integrated balanced scorecard software in support of the current strategic control systems implemented. You will demonstrate superior ability to integrate an innovative application of resources and knowledge in support of trends and practices for one’s self/team/profession to achieve optimum stakeholder outcomes.


Closely adhere to the Case Study Analysis Template attached to the original post. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.


Focus upon the idea of the company’s balanced scorecard and control systems to guide and monitor its strategy implementation in order to help move Ann Taylor competitively forward. Be sure to include the SWOT analysis as shown in the Appendix of your paper (after the References page). Use the completed SWOT analysis to guide you through the case study analysis to create three alternate solutions that can address the need for creativity and innovation. Choose one of the three alternative solutions and discuss the selected solution as well as how you as a leader would plan to implement this initiative.


Assignment Checklist:


  • Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company’s current lack of strategic control.

  • Create a case study analysis focusing on the company’s challenge relative to strategic control through a balanced scorecard and implementation.


You may use the following reference for both parts:Pearce, J., Robinson, R. (2016-01-02). Strategic Management, 13th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://kaplan.vitalsource.com/#/books/0077807634/


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