We work with you to answer three fundamental questions:
(1) What is our central purpose, and how will we create value?
(2) What is our unique source of differentiation â€“ what will set us apart?
(3) Where will we focus our attention, based on market opportunity?
We then design the optimal mix of meetings and other communications to cascade your strategy throughout the organization in ways that drive deep understanding of and commitment to what must be done to achieve your strategic goals.
The first and most critical step of mobilizing an organization around a strategy is to align the leadership. We work with top teams to ensure that everyone shares a deep understanding and true commitment to strategic priorities. We create an environment where leaders can think systemically about shared goals as well as how the strategy will affect their own part of the organization. We make sure leaders are heard if they express doubt or confusion about any part of the strategy and that their concerns are addressed in ways that pave the way for successful implementation.
Organizational culture is like a powerful immune system â€“ it will either support strategic change efforts or work against them, no matter how urgently they are needed. We help you understand your current culture and the culture that will be required for your strategy to take hold and flourish. We then facilitate a stakeholder dialogue on how to close the culture gap and create the new â€śway we do things around hereâ€ť.
Research is now demonstrating how focusing on profits, people, and planet can contribute to building sustainable business success. We help executive teams integrate Corporate Social Responsibility as a strategic differentiator, and not just bolt it on as an afterthought. We then craft engagement strategies that ensure that all stakeholders, up and down the value chain, are brought into the dialogue in ways that drive real results for the business and everyone impacted by it.