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Strategic cycle

Today’s business world is constantly changing. Structural changes are driving sectors to converge and technology is a force for disruption.  Alternative business models are emerging as new entrants and substitutes reshape markets. As a result, the life cycle of business models is shortening. Hence, every organisation, big or small, needs a ‘live’ strategy, which must be increasingly innovative, customer-centric and agile.

Our experience suggests that significant opportunity exists for organisations that have bold strategies, which are more than just a mere opening act to a budget. Our distinctive approach helps clients to develop these bold strategies as we work collaboratively with organisations, with focus on results.

But we don’t stop there – we assist clients implement their strategies to achieve their desired results. We consider the how, as well as the why as we care about how our clients grow. We call this ‘Innovation to Results'. To this end, we have built a strategic cycle pivoting on four vectors which offers the flexibility of having organisations opting to walk in at any stage of the cycle depending on their exigencies. 

The first vector represents assisting organisations in developing a corporate strategy that supports end-to-end value creation. Our approach to strategy is centred on promoting organisations to reconsider a richer set of wider possibilities whilst exploring change as it happens.

In our second vector, strategy meets action. We go beyond strategy definition to supporting organisations in taking the next steps to execute their strategy and make it real, accelerating their transformational journey.

Vector three focuses on optimising execution. We understand that not all individuals in an organisation are well versed in all things strategic. Yet again, all managers have a role to play in shaping and implementing strategy. On this premise, we assist organisations in upskilling their strategic acumen, giving their managers what they need to communicate in a confident, compelling way thus driving optimal results.

Translating strategy into results sits at the core of the forth vector. We assist organisations to close the strategy-to-performance gap via a set of powerful monitoring tools.

Ultimately, great strategy can’t produce great performance without great planning and execution. As we support organisations in developing strategic plans that are solidly grounded in the underlying economics we can equally work shoulder-to-shoulder with organisations to effectively execute these growth plans.

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