A clear strategic plan will shape the future direction of your business. Done well it will clarify its propose and motivate your people to focus on what’s important to move your business from where it is to where your want it to be.
We understand that agreeing on the vision and goals for a business, as wells as the actions required to achieve them, can be a stressful and frustrating process for everyone involved. This is where we come in.
We will help you create a strategic plan by working with the key people in your business to identify and agree on its goals and aspirations, as well as how you are going to achieve them.
Three Key Factors in the Successful Development of Your Strategic Plan:
The management of information, much of which is messy and complex, is crucial to the development of strategic goals and the evaluation of possible options, issues and outcomes. Our processes are designed to deal with this efficiently & effectively.
People bring knowledge to the strategy development process. Each person will, however, have a different point of view on the possible strategic options and issues. It is important that these varying view are heard and taken into account.
An organisation’s culture has a considerable influence on the strategy development process and later on the implementation of the strategy. It is, therefore, important have a clear understanding of the culture while developing strategy.
Our Innovative Approach to Strategy Development Provides a Framework for the Creation of a Robust Strategy for Your Business
People – their knowledge and opinions – are a critical part of the strategy making process. As a result, we use a highly participative approach to building strategy to ensure that the various different views people have of the future are captured and considered.
The diagram shows a representation of the approach that we use to create and implement business strategy. This is a fluid process that has been developed to manage all of the aspects of strategy development. Here, emphasis is placed on idea generation and structuring in a ‘safe’ environment which encourages participation from everyone involved.
We utilise a number of decision support tools, principally causal mapping, to gather, capture and analyse the strategic information gathered through the Strategy Making process.
Our process can encompass all aspects of strategy making, from initial idea generation through the development of portfolios of strategic options down to the management of individual projects.
Gaining consensus is therefore important both to the strategy development and its subsequent implementation.
History & Learning
Generates organisational history and promotes organisational learning.
Helps people to gain an insight into the views of others
Creates a company wide awareness of, and commitment to, business goals.
Increases the understanding and ownership of strategic issues.
Creates a shared vision that can be used as the catalyst for change.
Results in robust, well articulated and sustainable Business Strategies.