Creating impact through strategy
New technology, changing demographics, environmental regulations, global competition. The challenges facing private and public organisations are many and various. Sometimes, you have to effect major transformations to stay ahead.
Virtual visual planning
With more businesses operating globally, it often means project teams are split up and located all around the world – making visual plans hard to share. With virtual visual planning you can make sure that everyone is on the same page.
Corporate theatre or real strategy?
There’s a common belief that strategy happens at management level, leaving everybody else to take care of the execution. The reality is that execution involves a series of key choices that are just as important as the strategic choices – leading to a better design and a better chance of success.
5 things we should consider when strategising
Research tells us that less than a third of business strategies deliver the expected results. This isn’t hard to believe when we see that most strategies are top-down, have limited employee involvement, are only based on historical data analysis, and are staged as one big show with no real choices being made. Isn’t it time to do things differently?
Strategy is not complex. The best strategies are simple because of their insightful and clearly articulated choices about the future. But making choices and executing the strategy is hard.
According to an old proverb, ‘insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different resultsʼ. If the proverb holds true, strategy implementation is insane. Research shows that more than 70 per cent of strategies fail to achieve their desired objectives.
Exploiting new opportunities for growth requires deep customer insights and a fresh look at the components of your business model. Tweaking existing products and services will merely bring you incremental returns, while winning growth strategies are powered by the will to rethink business models.