A Guide To Conducting Strategic Reviews

A step-by-step guide to producing an elite strategic review. 

A strategic review is a structured process to identify new value-creating opportunities within a business. Many companies undertake strategic reviews on an annual basis as part of their strategic planning process. Other businesses will undertake them on a more ad hoc basis when presented with a specific opportunity or problem within the business. A change of ownership or appointment of a new CEO can often trigger the need for a strategic review of the business as a way to clarify the key areas of opportunity and challenges within the existing portfolio.

The benefits of a strategic review When conducted well, a strategic review can deliver significant benefits to a business. In addition to the direct financial benefits of improving performance and targeting new growth opportunities, the process itself can improve alignment between employees, senior management teams and other key stakeholders, helping to drive a high-performance culture and clarity on the future direction of the business.

Download our guide to help you identify new value-creating opportunities.  

Andrew Hone

Director/Consultant at Zenith Strategy Associates

Andrew is an experienced strategy consultant with extensive international experience across Australia, the UK and Europe. As a former partner with L.E.K. Consulting, and Principal with Bain & Company, he has significant experience in leading complex strategy consulting and commercial due diligence engagements for many leading corporations and private equity firms.