All organisations need to learn faster than their ecosystem is changing, and for most organisations today, that requires hyper-velocity. Like most other parts of business, yesterday's strategizing processes are not adequate for the world of today, and certainly not fit for purpose a few years into the future.
No longer is it sufficient for the board and top team to produce annual five-year plans derived by assembling internal targets from internal teams and functions with input from senior analysts and the Head of Strategy and some formalized debate. This industrial age approach now results in a disconnect between the top and the rest of the business, different interpretations of the strategic plan, and a distinct chance that many aspects never reach the execution stage.
New technologies & the rise of Big Data; sustainability, stewardship & shareholder activism; stakeholder & societal issues; political, geo-political & economic uncertainty combine to create an ever-shifting landscape.
As the world of interconnected systems and ecosystems progresses, we will see impressive success stories and also spectacular failures in business. In this time of exponential change and constant disruption business has to consciously embrace the future and let go of the past.
As your partners in strategic thinking and design we'll help you move from that old traditional planning mentality to a new approach using dynamic adaptive strategizing processes that:
The result: a modern-day Strategic Plan that is relevant and purpose-driven, implementable within specified timeframes, supported across the business at all levels and also by your customers and other external stakeholders, and that enables the delivery of value across the entire ecosystem of your company.