A Business with Clear Plan is Far More Likely to Succeed
Once a clear strategic direction has been agreed, we will work with the key people in your organisation to understand its current situation and, therefore, how to move the business from where it is to where you want it to be. We will help identify the key activities and projects, as well as measurement systems that are crucial to attaining the agreed goals and objectives. The result is a Business Plan that will act as a catalyst for positive change and improvement in your business.
Our Business Planning Process
Our business planning process develops and refines the strategic plan into a written document – the Business Plan – that follows the structure shown in the diagram. The Business Plan focuses on the activities that are directly linked to attaining the stated objectives, goals and ultimately the vision for the future of the business.
The fact that our strategy development process is based on causal mapping means that every element of the strategy process (ideas, issues, actions, outcomes, goals and vision) is captured and linked together using a cause-effect relationship. This means that we are able to identify the key elements of the strategy that need to be focused on in order to move the organisation from where it is to where you want it to be.
Our business planning process builds on the information that is captured during the strategy creation phase to create a structure that is represented by the pyramid diagram show on the right.
We work with the relevant people in the organisation to develop and refine the key elements of the strategic plan to create a more detailed plan based on the three elements described below. The end result of this work is a details Business Plan that will provide a ‘road map’ of how the organisation will move from where it is to where you want it to be.
Three Key Elements of a Successful Business Plan
Have a Clear Destination
If you don’t know where you are going, how will you ever get there? Having a clear understanding about where you want your organisation to be and what you want it to look like in the future (3 years and more) is a critical part of the success of your business. A strong set of goals, supported by clear purpose and values helps to ensure that people pull in the same direction. Our process has been designed to encourage people to contribute their ideas and to create a consensus about the future direction of the organisation.
Understand Were You Are
Once you have agreed clear goals and vision for your organisation, it important to understand where your business currently is in relation to your vision for its future. This will help you to identify what resources you have that will help you to achieve your goals. It will also identify any skills gaps that need to be filled, as well as issues and challenges that need to be overcome in order to be successful. Our strategy creation process enables us to gain a clear and unfiltered picture of your organisation as it is today.
Create a Clear Plan
Creating a plan to bridge the gap between where your organisation is today and where you want it to be is one of the most important elements of your strategy creation process. Missing this step is the main reason for the failure of strategic interventions. This is why creating a business plan that is specifically designed to achieve your goals is an integral part of our strategy creation process. This means that we are fully invested in helping you achieve your vision and goals, not just creating them.