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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...