Strategic reviews and planning
Experienced business leaders know strategy reviews can be derailed, delayed or dysfunctional if there isn’t clear stewardship that canvasses a variety of inputs. Worse still is if the strategic planning process becomes a boring series of meetings which results in an unused document that has little bearing on the real-world activities and decisions undertaken in the business.
An interactive whole-of-business process
In contrast, our clients enjoy an interactive experience that encourages whole-of-business thinking which covers all aspects of business operations to an appropriate level of detail for your business.
Through carefully facilitated discussions, structured workshop sessions, and compilation of individual input we provoke deeper consideration of relevant components, and we don’t waste time exploring things that matter less.
Whilst we have a framework for strategic discussions we know each organisation has different needs. The idea of strategic planning could encompass areas such as:
- Clarifying the strategic direction
- Developing a strategic plan
- Updating an existing strategic plan to adapt to future requirements
- Defining the vision and/or values for the company
- Setting operational priorities to enable effective implementation
Our key difference:
Too often the strategic planning process is a few steps removed from the actual operating reality of business, meaning the end result – the plan – sounds good but doesn’t quite ‘fit’ well enough to be implemented and sustained.
Our cascading process moves deeper than the high-level business goals and includes involving your team to dig into what actually needs to happen to achieve strategic outcomes through identifying Key Success Factors, Operational Goals, Metrics and Key Tasks.