Strategy

Strategic Planning

Creating the future of your business starts with identifying your vision, then forming a clear, structured plan to achieve it.

This means careful consideration of your VISION: what you want your organisation to be, where you will trade, and how you will differentiate. Also what you stand for, your values, your standards, the reason you are doing what you do. Next it’s about ensuring that PEOPLE, PROCESS and general business MANAGEMENT systems are in place to facilitate the clear focus, cohesion and simplicity that is essential for ambitious growth.

This one-day workshop is designed to start the process to achieve this.

 


 

Objectives

 

To enable you to pull together as a leadership team to formulate the basis of your strategy for growth, using simple, achievable and practical concepts: Identify your shared vision and start a skeleton strategic plan, which you will develop together in the following days.

 

  • Clearly understand what and who you are: your values, your differentiators, your standards, and how these will be evident throughout your business.
  • Examine the current reality of your business against your vision, and identify first priorities to work on.
  • Create the first year annual business plan – the first step towards the vision.
  • The executive team to ‘own’ and be fully bought-in to this essential growth processes.

Who should attend?

Leadership teams responsible for creating the vision and for implementing the strategy to make it into a reality.

What’s covered

Each workshop is unique to individual businesses and we work to an agreed format, typically including:

 

  • Prior individual preparation to be presented and shared on the day.
  • Encouraging imagination to soar, unleashing opportunities for differentiation!
  • Scrutiny of external factors for competitive advantage, and risk mitigation.
  • Debate and agreement on concepts to implement, including strategies around values, employer brand, differentiation, pricing, sales, marketing, service and finance.
  • Distilling agreed concepts into workable formats, including the agreed strategy and related methodology (e.g. market and price positioning, sales, marketing).
  • Creating the first year business plan linked to the overall agreed strategy.