NEW APPROACH TO
STRATEGIC PLANNING

MOST METHODS IN USE ARE NO MATCH FOR EMERGING DYNAMICS AND JUST ADD TO THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT FACING A COMPANY

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS IN STRAT PLANNING: Our program on strategic planning. What high performers reveal works in strat planning, along with blind spots to avoid;
Future marketplace dynamics that are critical to account for in a strat plan; These include the ways one’s category will evolve; insight on consumer behavioral change and because of this, the most compelling value propositions; emerging business and operational models that accelerate value creation, growth and margin.

Option 1: A ‘Mini-course on the how-to;’ intense learning via an illustrated lecture in a half-day session. Participants receive pre-workshop briefing material with recommended reading. For taking notes during the session, they receive a workbook on key items.  

Option 2: A rigorous full day workshop, and customized, it provides time for discussion and alignment. At day’s end, the team has the start of a plan.

  • Similar to the mini course above, participants receive pre-workshop briefing material however in this case it is more extensive. They also receive a workbook but again, it is more extensive.
  • Both items above, and the full day workshop are customized. This comes from work the facilitator does before the workshop including a review of competitors of today and tomorrow.  Custom content also comes from information gathered by a survey of workshop participants which they complete a few weeks before the event: Survey software enables answers to be anonymous so people feel free to be candid. The workshop facilitator aggregates respondent’s insights and reports them in the course of the workshop to keep engagement high, to boost the relevancy of the learning, to stimulate discussion, and to ensure participants feel heard. 

Option 3: A custom-consult a few weeks after Option 2’s workshop. This add on (a half-day) is also a customized workshop format; also informed by a survey ahead of time to double check what people know; what they are unsure of but can’t admit any other way than in the safety of an anonymous survey.  Option 3 boosts the quality of the work product as well as people’s confidence in it. It solidifies their alignment behind it. Materials are provided to add to the workbook/long-term reference material.

ARTICLES

8 common blindspots that damn strat planning efforts and how to prevent them.

What’s your playbook to deal with the future?

To discuss any offering, or inquire about a date or pricing, write [email protected]