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Strategic Advisement

Companies are required to be nimble and adaptable to sudden change and unexpected events. At the same time, making the wrong decision can wreak havoc to your balance sheet and disrupt the functionality of your organization. Often, an outside perspective is needed to frame the issues, obstacles, and opportunities in a holistic context. Our organization works with you to consider the implications and outcomes of your strategic initiatives and decisions, ensuring you have considered all possible options and aligned your decision with today’s and tomorrow’s best interest in mind.

As a result you will:

  • Increase confidence in your day-to-day decision making process.
  • Drastically reduce stress and anxiety caused by uncertainty.
  • Identify and create strategic growth opportunities.

 

Strategy Formulation and Execution

Old methods of strategic planning focused almost solely on the future position of the organization in question, largely disregarding environmental factors. Such planning assumes that the external environment will remain relatively stable and predictable, a completely unrealistic assumption in today’s world. Today’s successful strategies must be designed for movement, rather than position. Exploring various possible futures enables your organization to think strategically and take proactive measures to achieve a preferred and profitable future, a future which would look very different from the one you currently envision. With our help, you can create a strategic culture within your organization that both anticipates and adapts to changing environments.

As a result you will:

  • Develop and implement a strategic roadmap, that aligns with the company’s newly discovered vision and focus for the future.
  • Develop robust and adaptive long-term strategies for their organization.
  • Identify strategic opportunity in a constantly changing and uncertain environment.

 

Actionable Insights

By standing in the future and looking backward we gain tremendous insight into the decisions we should make, disruptions in the market, and evolving client behavior. The next question is often, “How do we apply these insights to our organization today?” Actionable Insights is a process of adopting information we have about today’s customers, technology, and economics, into a framework that considers multiple emerging futures. Aligned with the process of anticipation, Actionable Insights provides every member of the organization with an evolving blueprint by which to measure success and strategic initiatives.

As a result you will:

  • Dramatically increase employee confidence in the day-to-day decision making process.
  • See employees promoting the organization’s long-term aspirations and strategic initiatives.
  • Flourish in terms of both core competencies and new competitive spaces.

 

Visioning

A desired future cannot be achieved without first being imagined. Additionally, the more a vision is shared by others, the more likely it is to come to fruition. Creating a process whereby stakeholders can participate in uncovering an organization’s future greatly increases the value of any strategic planning initiative. We work with you to create extraordinary environments that foster creativity, imagination, possibility, and most of all, co-operation. In doing so you begin to uncover the true hopes, dreams, and aspirations of your organization.

As a result you will see:

  • Increased efficiency throughout the organization.
  • Increased confidence of each employee and executive in their roles and contribution to the organization’s future
  • Increased enthusiasm and optimism among employees, regarding the organization’s long-term aspirations.

 

Opportunity Mapping

Organizations are constantly looking for the next opportunity. Why do some companies seem to always be ahead of the curve when it comes to new market opportunities? What are these companies doing that other companies are not? We work with you to both uncover and create new market space, giving you a tremendous advantage over the competition.

As a result you will:

  • Increase participation of all members of the organization in presenting and initiating new ideas and solutions.
  • Create and launch breakthrough initiatives, products, and services.
  • See a significant boost to your company’s image as an industry innovator.

 

Scenario Development, Planning, and Implementation

Scenario development has been used since the early 1950’s where it was used as a tool in military planning. Scenario development has become more popular since the financial meltdown in 2008. Organizations realize that the future is plural and they must therefore be ready for multiple situations. We work with you to develop, relevant, plausible, and applicable narratives about the futures you may encounter. We also work with you to implement an action plan to prepare for potential disruption and new market opportunities.

As a result you will:

 

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