Strategic Planning - Workshops, Facilitation and Consulting
Does your company or team need a Strategic Plan?
Strategic planning allows companies to formulate a plan for competitive and unique advantage in the marketplace. Do you want to compete in oceans where markets are busy, or do you want to create unique markets and value in different oceans? Strategic planning responds to changing environments. It considers sustainability, turnarounds, alignment, and execution that is well thought out.
Contact us to discuss your unique needs. We will listen, understand and give you wise options to consider.
The planning phase involves necessary pre-work and gathering historic information. Planning how to best plan strategically is ironically the trick. A well-crafted workshop will engage with management to develop mission, vision, values (MVV); internal and external audits (SWOT and competitive analysis); establishing long term strategies; choosing particular strategies; establish plans to implement and measure performance in the key areas of the business and it's people. Our approach is to customize, facilitate and document produce a comprehensive strategic planning document. This can be translated into an easy 1-page Strategic Map to communicate to stakeholders.
This is the execution or implementation phase. Unless there's implementation, strategic planning is a waste of time. How do we get staff - top to bottom to perform? Breaking down annual objectives into months, weeks and days may be key. Good management and monitoring of strategic achievements and progress are key. As part of the “action phase”, our approach is to monitor progress through meetings regularly and using automated task management software. “When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates” - Thomas Monson
The last phase in the cycle is the evaluation phase. All strategies, projects, and tasks must be evaluated, reported and scored. The feedback, observation and remedial actions loop are important to stay on track or make urgent changes. This may be subject to changing external and internal factors and may require a change of path.
We use well-designed software tools to track and report to key managers.
By the end of the process, we would be able to achieve the following:
- Core Ideology of the company (Mission, Vision and Values)
- Scan the Current Situation (Internal and External Evaluation Factors)
- Long Term Goals (3 - 5 - 10 years)
- Generate SMART strategies (Red and Blue Oceans)
- Implementation Plan - growth, internal fixes, external fixes and survival
- Strategic Maps
- Staff Engagement and Buy-in
Formulate a comprehensive strategic plan that helps your company or team gain competitive advantage and relevance in changing markets.
Plan for the future, get key players involved, plan to implement what you say and believe, be disciplined (monitor, measure, and evaluate your progress)
*Contact us for a customised approach to achieving your company expectations.