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Porter’s Five Forces

Porter’s Five Forces

It's time to continue our strategic planning series, as we look at the variety of tools that are available to companies when they progress their strategy. This time, we turn our attention to Porter's Five Forces. As we said before, these tools are not a strategic...

What is Gap Analysis?

What is Gap Analysis?

What is Gap Analysis? - In this series, we have been looking closely at strategic management and some of the tools that exist to help managers in their strategic planning and implementation. Today, we'll turn our attention to Gap analysis. As with the other tools we...

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT? - We continue our article series that looks at strategic management and some of the useful strategic tools that exist to help take their strategic processes forwards. Previously, we looked at the popular PESTLE tool. Today we will turn our attention to...

What is PESTLE?

What is PESTLE?

PESTLE - In this series of articles, we are looking closely at strategic management and some of the useful tools or frameworks that organisations use to help implement and manage their business strategies. One of the best known of these tools is PESTLE. Now, it can be...

What is Strategic Management?

What is Strategic Management?

Welcome to our latest article series where we deep-dive into a number of linked topics on strategic management. Firstly, we'll take a look at what strategic management actually is, before moving on to look at the most commonly used strategic analysis tools: PESTLE,...

What is a KPI Dashboard?

What is a KPI Dashboard?

Welcome back to our strategy refresher series for the start of 2020. After reviewing KPIs, we'll now turn out attention to the KPI dashboard. Check out our sample dashboards page What is a KPI dashboard? When you're going to the trouble of gathering, measuring and...

How to create useful KPIs

How to create useful KPIs

Welcome to our latest 'January refresher' article for 2020. This time we are looking at how to construct a useful KPI. We will look at how to combine your KPIs in a way that actually provides value to decision-makers and we'll touch on building a KPI dashboard - but...

7 Step Strategic Process

7 Step Strategic Process

It's a brand new year and we're working through some strategy refreshers to help managers and decision-makers feel primed and ready to go! Recently, we looked at business plans and business scorecards. Today, we'll turn our attention to the 7 step strategic process....

What is a KPI Scorecard?

What is a KPI Scorecard?

New to scorecards or looking for a refresher as you get to grips with your business strategy? Never fear - we're starting 2020 with a 'back to basics' refresher on business scorecards, and the Balanced Scorecard methodology. So grab a leftover mince pie, top up your...

Write a Business Plan

Write a Business Plan

For many business owners, the prospect of writing a business plan for the first time can be a daunting one. However, with the right approach and tools, it needn't be. The trick lies in using a tried and tested process which guides you through the necessary steps....

Lead and Lag Indicators

Lead and Lag Indicators

At Intrafocus, one of the strategy topics that we find most interests our clients is lead and lag indicators. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at what these measures are, and provide some real-world examples to bring the theory to life. Review: What are lead and...

Free Shared Dashboard Function

Free Shared Dashboard Function

Press Release: October 31st, United Kingdom: Free Shared Dashboard Function Intrafocus is very pleased to announce that dashboards, the mainstay of QuickScore, can be published externally free-of-charge. Whereas in the past a user license was required to view...

SPP – KPI Automation

SPP – KPI Automation

We've come to the last article in our latest series about the Intrafocus Strategic Planning Process (SPP), which has recently been endorsed by the CPD Certification Service as a mark of its quality. Comprising seven workable steps, the methodology completes with a...

SPP – Projects and Communication

SPP – Projects and Communication

In this series of four articles, we are introducing the seven stages of the recently accredited Intrafocus Strategic Planning Process (SPP), which has been endorsed by the CPD Certification Service. After moving through values, objectives and KPI setting, it's time to...

SPP: Objective Setting and KPIs

SPP: Objective Setting and KPIs

In our introductory article, we presented the Intrafocus Strategic Planning Process (SPP), which has been endorsed by the CPD Certification Service. The seven-step methodology is designed to help organisations of all sizes and kinds to develop their strategy with...

Crown Comercial Service Supplier

Crown Comercial Service Supplier

Winchester, England, September 10th 2019: Intrafocus is proud to announce it is a Crown Commercial Service Supplier of QuickScore the world-acclaimed Key Performance Indicator (KPI) management software. Intrafocus is a Crown Commercial Service Supplier to the UK...

Building an Effective Scorecard

Building an Effective Scorecard

Building an Effective Scorecard - In our previous blog, we looked at the Red, Amber, Green measurement system and established how this could add value to KPI reporting. Now, we will turn our attention to business scorecards themselves. All organisations need to build...

Red, Amber, Green Reporting

Red, Amber, Green Reporting

Every business needs to understand its strategic strengths and pain points and will use Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to do this within a framework such as the Balanced Scorecard. But when managers need to review reports, they must rapidly and accurately evaluate...

Speak Up At Work

Speak Up At Work

As business leaders, the notion of speaking up at work may seem to be entirely logical and commonplace. But the fact is, many workers feel that they don't have a voice and businesses suffer as a result. In this article, we take a closer look at the issue, the...

What is the Gig Economy?

What is the Gig Economy?

The gig economy is growing fast, with millions of flexible workers across the world taking on regular 'gigs' and businesses keen to get on board with a modern and cost-effective way of accessing flexible talent.  What exactly is the gig economy? The gig economy...

Strategy Vs Tactics

Strategy Vs Tactics

Strategy Vs Tactics - When we think of business strategy, we automatically think of tactics too. Both are complementary, essential and intertwined. In fact, one cannot succeed with the other.  Both terms originated from the ancient Greeks and have been most...

Data-Driven Strategy

Data-Driven Strategy

Data-Driven Strategy - Our team of strategic consultants have seen first hand just how passionate company leaders are about strategy. Boards and senior managers will regularly come together to share great ideas for the future. Their passion, intention and commitment...

The Case for OKRs

The Case for OKRs

If you're a business leader, you may well be familiar with Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs. If not, check out our guide here: What is an OKR? So what is the case for OKRs? As a brief recap, They are a surprisingly simple management tool that takes strategic goals...

Better Measurement equals Better Management

Better Measurement equals Better Management

Better measurement equals better management We've talked recently in some depth about Key Performance Indicators and the need to select the right number of meaningful KPIs which truly matter to the organisation's strategic priorities.  For managers, diving down into...