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.
The future is constantly unfolding and being created, making it impossible to know what tomorrow will bring. The essence of strategy is to make the best choices possible in the face of this ambiguity and act on these, learning and building capability along the way. Strategy also demands adaptation that is understood, integrated, and actioned across the organisation. And while reaching for a competitive position requires careful analysis and commitment of resources, achieving it is a social, political, and cultural endeavour. That’s why we centre our strategy work on the heart of your organisation – your people.
Today’s business challenges mean organisations must get closer to culture by developing their understandings in ways that are more nuanced, actionable, and strategically meaningful. These understandings recognise culture as meanings, emerging from a weave of organizational practices and activities that people undertake together, that shape and are shaped by what they notice, think, say and do. This enhanced insight helps teams better engage with culture and everyday practices in a systemic way; one that is uniquely supportive of your organisation’s strategy and goals.
Drucker’s dictum ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ concisely highlights one of the common disconnects in business. When organisations see culture, strategy, and change as detached, they set themselves up for failure. We take a systemic approach to change, fusing implementation and culture. This approach not only helps mitigate against project failure, resistance, and fatigue, it builds commitment and unlocks the very potential for both short-term and sustainable benefits your strategy intends. The results? A more responsive, adaptable organisation with the confidence and capacity to respond to the unknown.
Taylored 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 strategic objectives