We help you get your big choices right
Most organisational strategies duck tough choices and those that don’t still suffer from the problem that they become documents that sit on the shelf, rather than producing the real world results you want. The reason for this is usually a failure to manage the process of strategic decision-making properly – building organisational buy-in and understanding, preparing for environmental change and disruption, and genuinely challenging your assumptions. Our process helps develop a strategy that more of your leaders and staff understand and want to implement and gets you thinking differently about your organisation, its context and its competitors and partners.
Our transformation model builds on your strategy by improving your capacity to turn strategic decisions into action across the organisation. Our tools and methods can also ensure that the day-to-day decision-making of the organisation reflects and is aligned with strategic intent. Because no strategy survives contact with the enemy in tact, we also build learning loops that allow decisions to be evaluated and revisited as necessary.
Whether you are embarking on a full strategic view or transformation programme, or developing a strategy for a specific area, we can bring rigour and professionalism to your process and the external perspective that is essential for making sure you don’t spend months of effort and reams of ink simply confirming what you were always going to do anyway.
Our teams can design and support your strategy process with a unique blend of analytical skills, project and people management, and (depending on your field) sector experience and benchmarking data. But the unique difference we bring is that we don’t just run a process that you’ll find enjoyable but one that is designed to overcome the decision making pitfalls and biases that are proven to undermine success.
At the heart of good strategy is understanding the behaviour of your customers, service users and staff and building the flexibility of approach that will allow you to set a clear direction but adapt to the inevitable and constant change that is part and parcel of the uncertain world we live in.