Strategy is not just about acquisitions. Not just about growth. Not just about Business.
In 1999, Fortune magazine claimed that “70% of strategic failures are due to poor execution, not a lack of vision or smarts“. In 2013, it repeated this claim, stating that less than 10% of effectively formulated strategies are effectively executed.
“Strategy is fundamentally about who you are and what you want to become, over a set period of time.”
An effective strategy today must incorporate all the elements of success from company values and vision, resources, stakeholder management, overall objectives in the marketplace, risk management, regulatory and legislative burdens and many more other issues.
Too many companies try to do this either the wrong way around or in a confused fashion that they result in stating impossible ideals or unrealistic objectives based on their resources.
Obviously every company strategy is going to be different, but we will provide you with the foundations to discuss or need to make an efficient and effective strategy.
Based on our successful and encompassing “Pathfinder Evolution” formula, we can provide you with a Strategy Mapping Workshop – For a fraction of our normal charge, Onsite with your Senior Management or Directors/Partners. for up to 4 hours.
We will identify and “tie in” your corporate values, and will surprise you with elements everybody includes but are typically unimportant such as you only focus on what you already know. That is a critical error for most firms. Most firms tend to base the starting point for their strategic planning on what they know to date(accounting, engineering, sales, technology, marketing). So far, so good. Unfortunately for most (up to 96% according to Chicago University), many strategic plans stay right there. These tend to be not only weak and nonsensical, but prove to be unsound and weak when faced with the reality of execution.
We will also show you how to use ZBT in your planning as well as many other tips and success elements employed by the industry leading and some up-coming industry growth accelerators.
Our plans go further, and help you deal with what you know you don’t know. Maybe you and the team know about planned changes, but what you don’t know is what those changes could mean to your business. A strategic plan that addresses those issues (usually with the help of a subject matter expert like us) will help you make stronger, more robust maps and contingencies, thus more likely to succeed as the 4%, beating your competitors and rivals to it.
Going back to basics, we will cover the initial stages of Strategy Planning, incorporating the desired outcomes and high level stakeholders (see Fig 1) to help you formulate your overall strategy. The articulation of your strategy must be all encompassing but simple enough for a 12 year old to understand.
All of our work is covered by a full Non-Disclosure Agreement, so you can rest assured that if anyone hears about your plans, it is because you have told them, not us.
Simply purchase the certificate and then contact us to arrange your workshop. No obligation and no further costs incurred.
Your strategy map may contain two or more main objectives and directions and can be articulated in many ways, but we like to keep things simple and a typical session might provide something similar to Figure 2, below.
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Just purchase and download the certificate and then contact us to arrange your mutually convenient session. The session cannot be cancelled but may be postponed for up to 6 months from purchase.
This is a “Light” Version of a two sessions normally used to provide a strategy formulation, as detailed in Fig 1.
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