eBooks and Downloads

Strategic Planning Resources

Strategy Resources

Articles

Coronavirus: Top 10 Survival Strategies

Coronavirus: Top 10 Survival Strategies

by Clive Keyte Coronavirus Planning Coronavirus planning: With Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place, businesses will have to respond quickly to a changing landscape. Lockdown measures of various degrees look set to remain for weeks if not months - There is the...

Business and Employee Management

Business and Employee Management

by Clive Keyte As a manager of an organisation, you will naturally be focused on both business and employee management issues. From setting KPIs to holding appraisals, these twin activities will take up a sizeable chunk of your time, effort and resources. But what...

COVID-19 Working from Home

COVID-19 Working from Home

As the UK gets to grips with the reality of the COVID-19 national lockdown, it has been interesting to see the effects on daily working patterns. For example, the Intrafocus team tends to do most of its work online. Our strategy consultants are well-versed in digital...

What is Benchmarking?

What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking - We're on to the final instalment in our series about strategic planning tools. So far we have looked at useful models such as Porter's Five Forces, SWOT analysis and PESTLE analysis and looked at how businesses can employ them to create robust, workable...

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...