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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...

Purpose vs Mission

Purpose vs Mission

Purpose vs Mission - Only a few years ago, organisations were tying themselves in knots to create the perfect mission statement. This big-ticket item was emblazoned across corporate literature and meant to drive business direction. However, more recent changes in the...

Sharing Your Strategy

Sharing Your Strategy

Sharing your strategy - Once your business has created its strategy, the next challenge is to successfully communicate it throughout the organisation. To share or not to share? Business leaders invariably want to know how much of the company strategy they should share...

Seven Step Strategy

Seven Step Strategy

Seven Step Strategy Here at Intrafocus, our team of business strategy experts work with organisations of all kinds and across all industries to support their strategic planning process. Often, this process begins with the strategic workshop and then follows a...

Too much time chasing updates?

Too much time chasing updates?

Chasing Updates Spare a thought for the poor individual charged with creating reports for monthly management meetings! When old-fashioned processes are still being used, huge amounts of time, resource and energy are wasted on: Chasing people for updatesChasing those...

Communicate your Strategy

Communicate your Strategy

In our recent blogs, we've looked in some detail at how organisations can create a successful strategy. We've covered key topics such as the definition of purpose, vision and values, the importance of a strategic management framework such as the balanced scorecard and...

Vision? Mission? Purpose?

Vision? Mission? Purpose?

Even the most experienced business people feel a little hazy when faced with strategic concepts such as mission, vision, purpose and values. And when we're working at speed and keen to 'get on' and deliver, the time spent first clarifying what we're all talking about...

Using KPIs to manage your business

Using KPIs to manage your business

Using KPIs to manage your business It's all too easy to get lost in the complexities of strategic planning and the detail that comes with it. From debating reporting scorecards to considering data sets for measurement, the risk is always losing sight of the bigger...