- About Us
Strategy Workshops and Away Days can be valuable or merely time consuming.
To be valuable, Strategy Workshops must be relevant, progressive and enjoyable. To achieve that, we do sufficient reconnaissance to understand:
Maybe you want to focus on commercials or maybe you want to resolve some relationship issues with more light than heat.
Our role is to design a stimulating event that people agree was productive, action oriented and that moves your business forward.
Some of the components may include:
We have some excellent interactive methods to stretch your thinking. Sometimes, we work with a web-based programme to co-create a plan over two days. Other times, a whole room becomes your canvas as you work on your strategic challenges and opportunities
Using creative techniques coupled with clear market analysis, we help you to generate ideas and then put them through an evaluation process to ensure they are wise investments. We’ve helped people to envisage products that have gone on to achieve millions in revenue.
A fun exercise is all well and good. They can be memorable and can be a vehicle for an insightful conversation. We also add to the mix psychometric tools, real work exercises, after-action reviews. We aim to help you understand each others’ strengths and gaps. We help you to understand where you complement each other and when you need to be aware of potential moments of conflict. Crucially, we help you to take away actions that enable you to work together in a more productive and amenable way.
As a qualified marketer, I’ve worked with many organisations and teams to plan sales improvement and marketing development. Events are highly specific and practical. We mix rigorous analysis with creative invention to help you develop commercial advantage.
You may have a specific problem you need to work through together. We can provide a method and the supportive/challenging input to help you crack it.
We help you to describe your performance in each area of the business. We help you to define the strategically and commercially important activities and evaluate your performance against them. We can help you to analyse current performance to find efficiencies and innovations. We can help you to review similar activities by similar and dissimilar businesses to discover ways you can learn and improve. Most of all, we can help you to have deep and honest conversations about what you want to be more effective at and how you might achieve this.
We can run assessment processes to give you advice on deploying colleagues. This may include some facilitated aspects to define the role specification in detail and to give all an opportunity to understand the requirements. Typically, a succession project for, say, Managing Director, will involve multiple further steps including psychometric assessments, individual interviews, 360 degree feedback processes and structured experience evaluation.
We’ve worked in a number of organisations to review their governance arrangements. These range from a detailed evaluation using one to one meetings and detailed questionnaires through to group workshops to evaluate board composition, skills, performance, risk management, delegation processes and the extent of support and challenge.
We are always happy to have a chat about your needs without obligation. Drop us a line or give us a call.