Learning Activity 1 The Ultimate Goal Of Effective Strategic Management Is To Ac

Learning Activity #1

The ultimate goal of effective strategic management is to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage (David, 2013). Over the past 7 weeks we’ve spent time understanding the fundamentals of strategic management: formulation, implementation and evaluation. As you think over the learnings of the past 7 weeks and the goal of achieving and maintaining a competitive advantage you must also think about effective decision making, which is critical to an organizations success.

In your opinion, what is the single major benefit of using a strategic management approach to decision making? There is really no right or wrong answer, however, please support and justify your answer using APA formatted references. Your first post is due by Wednesday and two response posts by Sunday.

Learning Activity #2

What was your “aha moment” regarding the strategic management process over the past 7 weeks? Again, there is no right or wrong answer, but please explain why you thought this moment of learning was so critical to your overall understanding of strategic management. Your first post is due by Wednesday and two response posts by Sunday.