From what we can see, we may be working virtually for an extended time – some projections are pushing out to the end of 2020. With that in mind the temptation to wait until things get back to ‘normal’ may not be the best solution. It is vital to focus on the important conversations that need to be had. Thinking through what needs to stay on the agenda to ensure your organisation or team keeps moving has never been more important.
We can help you identify the wider implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep your organisation moving.
We explore the necessary conditions for a culture of accountability and how to foster these conditions when working remotely by focusing on two factors: the right cadence and using the right digital tools.Read More
In this article, we apply our own Dynamic Pathway Planning methodology to illustrate its practical application for organisations seeking to make sense of COVID-19 and develop their medium-term COVID recovery plan.Read More
Our commitment to deep preparation, expert facilitation and outcomes orientation remains unchanged in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. That said, we have been turning our minds to key questions our clients are currently grappling with: ‘What does this mean for our strategy? What happens to our strategy offsites and other key workshop dates in the calendar?’
This collection of articles gives you an overview of the way our team of strategy experts approach strategy and strategic discussions.
The current COVID-19 situation is first and foremost a health concern. We must keep our people and workplaces safe and reduce the risk to our families and communities. The secondary challenge is keeping the wheels of our economy and businesses turning. Decisions still need to be made, strategies and plans developed, and we still have to bring together groups for powerful, meaningful collaboration if we are to continue to deliver as best we can through turbulent times. In light of this, we thought we’d share five practices for conducting successful remote/digital workshops.Read More
Hard though it is, choreographing a great strategy workshop, with meaningful, compelling outcomes is only half the battle. The other half is doing something with them – committing to a series of interrelated next steps and getting them done. While it’s not hard to justify the dollar investment in your strategy workshop, it is important to get full value from the workshop outcomes.Read More
Cascading strategy throughout your organisation is a key ingredient in successful strategy execution. Ensuring your organisation’s strategic objectives are clearly reflected in functional, geographic, and business-unit strategies, and explicitly linked to budgetary and performance is critical.Read More
Looking for an external facilitator but don’t know where to start? Feeling like the search is just pot luck? In this article we discuss how our expert facilitators can add exceptional value to your event and turn your decision from plain ‘pot luck’ to feeling like you’ve won the trifecta!Read More
Undertaking robust analyses of what’s happening in the world, the industry, and within organisations, is critical for clients to build an evidence base and a common reference point to draw upon when engaging in strategic thinking and strategic planning. We suggest that clients adopt a diagnostic approach that sorts data into patterns, and replaces the overwhelming complexity of reality with a simple story from which levers for action can be identified.Read More
A recent focus in many of our strategy workshops has been to consider two important strategic questions – 1. Where should we compete? 2. How will we win there? This approach to strategic thinking gives rise to interesting, engaging and ultimately useful strategic discussions at the executive team and board level.Read More