A business strategy is the means by which a business sets out to achieve its long term objectives. A desired future state is defined and the strategy then serves as a roadmap to reach that future state. This is a crucial exercise for any business to go through and should be revisited as the environment in which the business operates, changes. We provide the following services in supporting strategy development:
Understanding the future
Not one strategic session ever follows the same plan than the previous. Every client has a unique set of needs, environmental factors and politics that need to be considered. Therefore it is not possible to have a blueprint for the strategy process that will work for all situations. It is a creative process and it is always tailor-made to the needs of our clients.
We have had the privilege to engage in strategic planning initiatives in the private and public sectors and are looking forward to assisting you with yours.
We are very comfortable with the facilitation of physical as well as virtual strategy sessions and we facilitated these sessions comfortably in English or Afrikaans.
Converting plans into action
Less than 15% of organisations, that have formulated a strategy, manage to effectively implement it. Strategy barriers include “blind spots” not being identified soon enough, ineffective coordination of activities and goals that are too vague.
Businesses simply do not have the luxury today to miss their strategic value drivers and effectively implement a strategy.
A good Strategy Map will “tell the story” of the organisation’s strategy, showing the cause and effect relationships between the value drivers and the strategic objectives. These value drivers are then translated into Key Performance Indicators and a tangible balanced scorecard aligning finances, customers, processes and people with the strategy.
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