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Business planning and strategy

Partner with us to develop your people and grow your business agility capability

We take a system-view to understand your environment and partner on various aspects of planning, strategy, and problem-solving. Our consultancy can support you in turning your strategy into action.

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Goal setting / line of sight

Developing your vision is just the first step. Then you have to communicate the vision well and often. You have to make the vision real for your employees and your customers.

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Team planning

We believe team planning should energise, reward, and motivate your team. It’s a chance to come together to discuss successes, goals, and ways of working.

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Stakeholder mapping

Your stakeholders are anyone with a vested interest in your work. They may be interested, influenced, or affected by your work. They may be internal or external to your organisation.

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Annual planning

We’ll show you how to build your annual plan with cross-organisational inputs, collaboration, and agreement.

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Strategy to action

Your strategy provides a clear vision and direction for your organisation.

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Measuring the right things

Translating your strategy to action involves defining the metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) of success.

Annual planning

Each year, your organisation needs to pull together an annual plan. It’s simply a way to demonstrate how your budget will be allocated to meet and build on your strategic goals. 

 

And it’s also a great opportunity to bring your strategy to life. We can work with you to create an annual plan that strengthens the connection between your organisational purpose and your projects.  

 

We’ll show you how to build your annual plan with cross-organisational inputs, collaboration, and agreement.

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Strategy to action

Your strategy provides a clear vision and direction for your organisation.  It solidifies your mission and purpose; it captures why you exist. But it’s not worth much unless it can be easily communicated and translated into action. 

 

How easy is it to communicate your strategy?

How readily does your strategy translate into action? 

 

We can work with you to develop an actionable strategy. We can work with you to find the key messages and actions in a strategy that lacks focus.

 

Measuring the right things

According to the saying, “What gets measured, gets done.” Translating your strategy to action involves defining the metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) of success. 

 

Are you measuring the right things?

 

Our external perspective and challenging questions can help you develop metrics and KPIs that measure progress towards your goals.

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Goal setting / line of sight

A company vision is what you want to accomplish - it tells people your WHY. Developing your vision is just the first step. Then you have to communicate the vision well and often. You have to make the vision real for your employees and your customers.

 

That’s where we can help. We’ll work with you to create a clear line of sight between your vision and what your people do everyday — and what your customers experience. 

 

Well-defined goals give your people clarity and focus on what they’ll do, what good looks like, and what they’ll be measured against. 

 

Creating hope about what the future has to bring (at individual and organisational level) is a big driver for workplace engagement. One effective way to do this is by creating a line of sight for each person in the team.  A line of sight connects the individual’s work to the team and organisational vision, priorities, and goals.

 

Team planning

We believe team planning should energise, reward, and motivate your team. It’s a chance to come together to discuss successes, goals, and ways of working. 

 

Yet the words ‘team planning day’ often strike fear into people’s hearts. 

 

We can give you ideas for team planning sessions that your people actually enjoy. They’ll be able to co-create and agree:

  • Your workflows: where work comes from and how it gets processed through your team

  • Your ways of working: when you work, meet, brainstorm, how you give feedback, share information, communicate, and document

  • The way you allocate work 

  • Your Line of Sight

  • Your success metrics 

  • Your stakeholder maps

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Stakeholder mapping

Your stakeholders are anyone with a vested interest in your work. They may be interested, influenced, or affected by your work. They may be internal or external to your organisation. 

 

Mapping your stakeholders is a key task when starting a new piece of work. We’ll give you a fresh perspective on how to identify and understand your stakeholders. We’ll show you how to map your stakeholders  according to their involvement, emotional stake, financial investment, or influence. 

 

At the end of this work, you’ll know ‘who needs what by when’ (updates, oversights, approvals), and will identify ways to provide this.

 

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