Strategic control is the process used by a company or an organization to track and evaluate a strategic plan for implementation

Strategic control is the process used by a company or an organization to track and evaluate a strategic plan for implementation. It entails reviews on the potential problems of the business and taking into action recommended adjustments. The four basic types of strategic control are discussed below:
Premise Control
This is a strategic control designed to systematically assess the validity of predictions under which a strategy is based on. Example, the size of the market that the business will sell to may be influenced by demographic distribution and the control may recognize demographic distribution changes and adapt accordingly.
Implementation Control
This strategic control examines whether the overall is shaping up as laid through a strategic thrust and monitoring the progress at every step of implementation. An example of actions associated with this is resource mobilization and reassigning of staff in areas of specialization.
Special Alert Control
It entails a rapid evaluation of a business strategy due to the occurrence of a disaster or a calamity. Unforeseen events like floods affecting the area of operation of the business will prompt an immediate reassessment of the business strategy.
Strategic Surveillance Control
This is a control that monitors sources of external threats to the business. An example is an entrepreneur safeguarding a strategy by attending conferences and keeping awareness on emerging trends to minimize loss through the production of outdated and old-fashioned goods.