SLOPE is an
organizational management tool for the new
outshines popular SWOT analysis and allows organizations to conduct
their own analyses without the need to hire expensive consultants.
SLOPE helps organizations
L imitations and the
O bstacles they face, to help them achieve
In this era of rapid
technological change and increased globalization, there is a need for
more flexible and dynamic organizational assessment because popular
decision-making tools such as SWOT cannot keep up with the changing
environment. In fact, they only serve consultants who conduct expensive
environmental scans, strategic plans and situational analyses that
quickly go out-of-date—leading to more expensive analyses by
consultants. Since all organizations must be able to adapt to rapidly
changing environments, what is needed is an inexpensive, simple, and
effective tool that can be used at any level or layer of any
organization—profit and non-profit, alike. That tool is SLOPE
(Strengths, Limitations, Obstacles and Potential Excellence).
SLOPE is a new strategy formation tool that uses a metaphor and
dynamic story elements to provide a snapshot of an organization at any
moment in time and can be re-applied in the same manner to assess the
impact of previously made decisions.