An organisational strategy is not an end in itself, it is a process or number of processes by which objectives are attained. To be meaningful and maintain currency, these objectives must be adaptable, appropriate, feasible, desirable, quantifiable and, where relevant, time-constrained.
Usefully, strategy can be defined as the process of ‘formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organisation to achieve its long-term objectives.’ As such, it is an ongoing, dynamic process that is responsive to internal and external change.
Strategist Consulting Services will work with you, using our in-house refined Hoshin strategic planning methodology, to define your objectives and develop them into organisational actions that are owned, and delivered, by key functions and personnel. A key feature of our approach is to attain buy-in from your employees, such that they are aware of the organisation’s objectives, contribute to the process, know how their role and responsibilities fit into that vision and are aware of the actions and deliverables that are required from them to attain those aims. Revision and review are built-in to the process to ensure that strategic development is dynamic and responsive to change and identified risks.