Strategy-In-Action

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An Introduction to Strategy-In-Action

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Where does it hurt? Or: Why do you need “Strategy-In-Action”
  • Lack of buy-in: The organization faces a business challenge, but people don’t identify with your plan. Top-down planning has killed initiative.
  • Lack of vision. People have lost the vision in day-to-day activities. There’s little ownership of the organization’s mission below the top.
  • Lack of alignment. You have long meetings without decisions or results. People feel like they’re wasting time. Stakeholders are butting heads.
  • Resistance. You get push-back on a change effort. How can you rally your team for stategic actions or results.
  • Lack of results. Existing plans are not adaptive; the action does not match the planning. Result: errosion of competitive position.
  • Missed opportunities. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Fragmented planning has led to missed strategic opportunities or lost customers.
  • Rigid blueprints. Strategy design is divorced from implementation, and the implementers never got the chance to own the strategy. Result: fragmentation, wrong decisions, and unnecessary sunk costs.
What can “Strategy-In-Action” do for you? Or: what’s the value-add (ROI)?
  • It aligns your team around a bold business challenge and a simple, elegant strategy framework.
  • It turns people into change leaders on a cohesive high-performance team.
  • It digs into the root causes of problems and reveals leverage points for innovation.
  • It puts the undiscussables on the table and transforms differences into contributions.
  • It produces quick wins through low-risk pilots that test the strategy in action, give feedback to the strategy, and pull the future to the present.
  • It gives you a sustainable, dynamic process combining strategy, people power and action.
What does “Strategy-In-Action” cover?

Pre-Interviews; Whitepaper

Day 1:

  • Traditional planning vs. Strategy-In-Action
  • 7 building blocks
  • Shared understanding: current situation, blockages, opportunities
  • Vision lab: what is your strategic intent?
  • Strategic thrusts: key drivers of the strategy
  • Indicators of success: measure the future
  • Leadership, accountabilities, reporting
  • 100-day Catalytic Projects

Day 2:

  • Debriefing: feedback to the strategy, fine-tuning
  • From breakdown to breakthrough
  • Institutionalize the change: Monday morning at the office …
Who is “Strategy-In-Action” for?

  • Top executive teams in industry, nonprofits and government that need redirect their organization.
  • Functional departments or divisions facing a significant business challenge.
  • Project / sales / cross-functional teams performing below expectations.
  • Boards of directors who want to improve alignment and effectiveness.
  • Small and medium enterprises that need to align a focused vision and strategy to be competitive.
Who are the facilitators?
  • They are practitioners with solid track-records of enhancing clients’ performance.
  • They have demonstrated a firm grasp of both teaching and living our methodology in action.
  • They are 100% committed to participants’ success.
  • They are coached by our CEO, Peg Thatcher.

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What do clients say?

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What makes our approach different?
  • Not a mere event but a sustainable process:
    • We interview participants to customize the process.
    • We design the process in partnership with you.
    • We care about ‘Monday morning’: how will participants implement the new strategy back in the office?
  • In action:
    • Participants design, declare and launch Catalytic Projects to in the action of producing results.
  • Cutting-edge methodology:
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What is the Swiss Consulting Group difference?

Australian and USA-based performance management and coaching company with coaches/trainers and facilitators available throughout the world.

Conventional Approaches SCG Approach
Rigid blueprints ignore opportunities Catalytic actions for systemic change
People treated as objects or obstacles People are the solution and the key agents
Good analysis but lack of follow-up Focus on hands-on actions and results
Quick-fix attitude at symptom level Attacking the roots of problems
Fragmentation and cultural clashes Full communication. Differences are contributions
Non-specific, cumbersome solutions Details are integral to the solution
Theory and planning, but status quo Breakthrough results
Coaching leaders to meet the future

The 3 Cs of leadership:

Coaching
Communication
Cross-Cultural Strategy

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Contact us today to find out what the Swiss Consulting Group difference could make to your business.