The power of strategy is unleashed when it is created in a way that produces inspiration, alignment, and action. It is best done in a facilitated conversation with your team, with the goals of creating a shared language, a shared understanding of the current and historical context, shared intent on purpose and goals, shared commitment to produce outcomes, and shared ideas on how to best achieve those outcomes. We offer a safe, efficient and transparent process for guiding these conversations, emphasizing collective and individual commitments, not managing through planning documents.
R/I works with boards to develop a shared long-range vision and purpose for the organization, and build the kind of alignment necessary to propel it into the future. Boards have many accountabilities, but providing executive management with clear success criteria and metrics is critical. We can help ensure that your board is providing the clear, productive direction needed.
Executive Committee-level Strategy
The CEOs and his executive committee have incredible demands on their time and attention. Often these groups necessarily attend to the myriad of important tactical and strategic decisions that regularly need to be made. It becomes easy for them to devolve into decision-making bodies rather than generating strategies that create the coherent context to guide those decisions. We work to build clear alignment on strategies for change, harnessing the collective intelligence of groups to think and imagine their desired future. He does this by designing and facilitating conversations that make strategy-building productive, safe, and inspiring.
Major initiatives and projects often kick off and immediately jump into execution mode. Projects lack a shared sense of how activities will tie to organizational vision and purpose, but more importantly, there is an insufficient shared understanding of what the real problem is and what the criteria for success is. Without a clear strategy that is co-designed by the team, the project develops inefficiencies and frictions that add cost, time and frustration.
R/I can help you build the clarity necessary for teams to work collaboratively with more engagement and productivity, and reach your project’s goals on time and budget. We are especially experienced in new product development, innovation, and culture-change programs.
We spent a decade searching the world for the best minds and best practices in creating strategy. As part of this journey, we have collaborated extensively with Tony Golsby-Smith and 2nd Road in Sydney, AU. We embrace their thought leadership and use their powerful AcdB model with permission.