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?
Albert Einstein couldn’t have put it better when he said: “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” At Implement, we have embarked on a journey to make strategy simpler, more engaging and more effective. With over 20 years of creating the best foundation for strategy design and implementation, we’ve encountered most of the classic pitfalls that lead to less than optimal results. Most of them are repeat offenders.
At Implement, we are inspired by great thinkers – some of whom you might have come across if you’ve attended our thought leader events over the years (such as Roger Martin, Daniel Pink, Clayton Christensen and Alexander Osterwalder). This approach to strategy is about applying design thinking: a great way of developing strategy with impact used by a number of large global companies. Design thinking is about making strategy more effective by making better choices and being more efficient. Zooming in on the critical issues that drive company performance.
From strategic intent to business impact
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