Create and implement great adaptive strategy using the intelligence in your people
Helping you generate strategic plans that were built to be deployed.
We regularly see strategic plans that are just too complicated for anyone to follow. Our approach is to provide you with a simple structure and ensure the rigour, creativity and agility is in the thinking that underpins it.
We also aim to make what we’re doing with you as transparent and transferable as possible, so that you walk away from the strategic process not just with a plan you love and everyone gets, but with additional strategic capability and insight.
Our decades of experience in the social purpose sector means that you know you’re creating something that’s best in class and that leverages off a global perspective and knowledge base.
Drawing out the wisdom from you and those who care about your success.
Strategic planning workshops are a critical chance to strengthen your executive team, engage your Board, and bring your stakeholders closer together.
We work with you to figure out what the wider strategic gains are that you need to achieve, and weave these into your workshops so that you achieve at least two outcomes in one. We’re able to add this extra value courtesy of a core skill set as coaches and facilitators.
It means you can rely on us to help those that need to be part of the process to articulate their contributions in constructive and insightful ways, harness the diversity of perspectives and opinions, and support everyone to break new thinking horizons.
Knowing what you do, why you do it, and being able to tell that story in a compelling way.
It is not unusual to hear people within social purpose organisations say that they don’t really understand what impact the organisation is trying to have or what it really does. Or that they think the organisation is trying to do too much with too little or that it’s spread too thin.
These are often signs that the organisation has grown up with a focus on the activities it delivers and the overarching ‘impact’ story has been lost or has drowned in the busyness.
Symptoms of this are ‘bottom up’ planning, where the strategy is an amalgamation of what everyone has on their To Do list for the year. Program Logic (which is a Theory of Change tool), is a powerful way to step back and get everyone on the same page. We do it quickly and collaboratively so that we have a firm and aligned strategic starting point.
Walking beside you for the hard part of bringing strategy to life
Once you’ve got your strategic plan and everyone’s excited about making it happen, the hard yards start of actually working strategically day in and day out. We support you as you transition into full adoption of the strategic plan – from embedding a system that ensures you are tracking your progress, to nutting through the roadblocks that emerge with implementation, to being a sounding board when the context changes and more agility or innovation is required than you expected. It’s about knowing you’ve got a partner for the adaptive challenges that inevitably arise as you bring your plans come to life.