Keep your Workforce Strategically Informed

  There are two things that individual’s want more than anything else from their working lives. The first is to feel valued, to be praised often and to be told they are doing a good job. Survey after survey has demonstrated that to feel valued is more important than...

What is Strategic Alignment?

The key to successful strategic execution is good alignment. The best strategy on the planet will not be executed successfully if the company or organisation is not aligned to it. The most common complaint from the people tasked to execute a strategy is that they did...

Strategic Themes

Often it is difficult to see the wood for the trees. During a strategic planning cycle, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the many things that need to be done. It is at this point that ‘Strategic Themes’ become useful. Any strategy can usually be broken down into...

Communicating Strategic Change

If you are part of an executive team that is asking the question “how can we communicate our strategy” then the chances are you have already left it too late. Strategic change within an organisation or company has a facet that is peculiar to itself. That is, it has to...

Strategy Maps – 5 useful tips

A Strategy Map is a very useful tool for any commercial enterprise or public organisation. It can take many forms; from a classic four perspectives Kaplan and Norton variety to the more esoteric Tesco circle. The primary purpose of a strategy map is to communicate a...

Measure Your Strategy?

Big data might give you a new insight into what the market is doing. Complex BI systems may give you a better understanding of your customers. Your monthly management reports may show that you are running an efficient organisation. All of this comes to nothing if you...