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What types of process do we use? What technology do we use? How do we maintain high quality? What geographical areas do we work in? How can we plan capacity and get economies of scale? In 1997 the Body Shop adjusted its business strategy to regain some of its dramatic growth of the 1980s. The associated operations strategy included a new store format, new services, expansion of existing overseas markets (which already have 90 per cent of stores), opening in new Asian markets, tailoring products and packaging to tastes in different countries and tighter control of overheads.

To improve your financial position you don’t juggle figures in the accounts until they look better, but you improve the operations. In 1998 North-Pemberton improved its utilization of a packing machine from 73 per cent to 89 per cent. This gave a healthy 30 THINK STRATEGICALLY improvement in their finances, but the most important point was that they had better control over their operations. Some organizations are surprisingly innovative in their financial management. The Body Shop, for example, at one point considered moving out of the stock market to become a charitable trust.

The business environment, which includes all factors that affect an organization but which it cannot control, such as: • customers – their expectations and attitudes; • market – size, location and stability; • competitors – the number, ease of entry to the market, their strengths; • technology – currently available and likely developments; • shareholders – their objectives, returns on investment, profit levels; • other stakeholders – their objectives and amount of support; • legal restraints – trade restrictions, liability and employment laws; • political, economic and social conditions – including stability, rate of growth, inflation, etc.

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