Strategic Foresight & Scenarios
A structured, futures-oriented approach to long-range strategic analysis and choice making.
Supporting the full cycle from analysis to strategic planning processes, decision-making and Board approval.
Implementation of strategy – from structure to systems, people to processes, culture and capability to customer.
To succeed with today’s business challenges decision-makers must get closer to culture by developing their understanding of it in ways that are more nuanced, actionable, and strategically meaningful. We understand culture as ‘meanings,’ emerging from the various conversations, projects and activities that your people undertake together. These shape and are shaped by what people notice, think, say and do. Our methodology produces specific and enhanced insights enabling team members to better engage with their colleagues and day-to-day work effectively and systemically; in ways that unlock your organisation’s strategy and are uniquely supportive of its goals.
Geopolitical upheaval, economic uncertainty, and climate anxiety increase the complexity of forecasting what tomorrow will bring. While the essence of strategy, making the best choices possible in the face of ambiguity and acting on these remains, the reality for most is more difficult than ever. To survive, organisations must learn and create enhanced capability. The demands to adapt require everyone in the organisation to understand, integrate, and action strategic initiatives expeditiously. And while reaching for a competitive position requires careful analysis and commitment of resources, achieving it is a social, political, and cultural endeavour where your people are the centre of your strategy.
Drucker’s dictum ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ neatly highlights one of the common disconnects in business. When decision-makers see culture, strategy, and change as separate and detached, they set themselves up for failure. We take a systemic approach to strategy, fusing implementation and culture. This approach not only helps mitigate against project failure, resistance, and fatigue, it also builds commitment and unlocks the very potential for both short-term and sustainable benefits your strategy intends. The results? More responsive, adaptable people with the confidence, capacity and commitment to respond to the unknown.
Tailored to meet the needs of the organisation, aligned with strategy, our custom programs develop capability through application to real and present situations.
An inquiry into your organisation’s culture helps you get below the surface to understand what influences your people and the decisions they make.
Alignment of symbolic systems of meaning and interpretation with your strategic objectives and long-term goals.