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Strategic Relations

First consider the individual terms:

strategic (adj.)

  1. Of or relating to strategy.
    1. Important or essential in relation to a plan of action: a strategic withdrawal.
    2. Essential to the effective conduct of war: strategic materials.
    3. Highly important to an intended objective: The staff discussed strategic marketing factors.
  2. Intended to destroy the military potential of an enemy: strategic bombing.

relation (n.)

  1. A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection: the relation between income and stock price.
  2. The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
  3. A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
  4. The way in which one person or thing is connected with another: the relation of manager to employee.
  5. Relations : The mutual dealings or connections of persons, groups, or nations in social, business, or diplomatic matters: international relations.
  6. Law. The principle whereby an act done at a later date is considered to have been done on a prior date.

    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition; © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

strategic relations

  1. The mutual dealing or connections or communications among persons or groups in a manner important or essential to a plan of action.
  2. Arranging logical associations of resources to position a person or group closer to an intended objective: strategic partnership between two or more parties to improve product distribution.
  3. Arranging products and services to eliminate competitors while improving value to your intended market

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The engineering and cultivation of each relationship you experience to be mutually beneficial for each party involved. A common term in country to country diplomacy, being applied to business by consultant Justin Hitt.

Through the utilization of technology complex relationships can be monitored, analyzed, and managed for the mutual benefit of all parties involved. Ideally an individual business owner would maintain only as many relationships as could be managed successfully. At a point where any one relationship suffers certain management strategies of delegation, segmentation, and simplification are implemented.

Strategic relations is useful in business development, and relationships management. Success with these strategies in business must start from the highest authoritative point in an organization. As examples and leaders in an organization the successful use of these principles can more quickly adopted throughout an organization.

The 8 Relationship Realms

Strategic relations for business happen within the eight relationship realms briefly outlined here. The 8 Relationship Realms are self, family, employees, customer, community, industry, partners, and shareholders. The articles shared with you here, provide more insights on leveraging each of these areas.

Relationship Realms influence and are influenced by the individual actions of executives and business owners. You will learn how these area build on one another, and how if one area is off it effects others realms. Discover why improvements in these areas must come from the top, and strong strategic relations is the key.

Application Examples

Here are a number of strategic relations applications in the context of common business tools used today. These process application examples scratch the surface of leverage points available within this definition:

These examples and other strategies Justin Hitt provides will take your business beyond the constraints of linear models in to the flexible world of systems and influencing factors. Learn to extract hidden creativity and resources in the relationships you already have.

Strategic Relations is not a catch all solution, it is the implementation strategy for improving the performance of these valuable tools in business.

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