How aligned and differentiated is your strategy?
Every organization has a strategy. At best, it is intentional, collective, simple, inspiring and helps guide all decision-making. At worst, it is complicated, static and lives only in a binder on a shelf…
At 1-degree, we believe that Strategy must:
Be a strong collective effort with the executive team. It needs to motivate, be cascaded and be specific about what success looks like.
Consider the workplace culture – how aggressive can the Strategy be based on the “growth appetite” of the culture?
Articulate the business advantage.
One of our core offerings at 1-degree is Strategy & Culture Mapping. This is a facilitated process with executive teams that have a strong appetite for growth.
Does your strategy have these key components?
Be visionary – How well does it inspire & excite your team to co-create your organizations’ future?
Be collective – Does the entire executive team feel strong alignment & ownership in the Strategy?
Be holistic – How well does it integrate & address the target customer; process improvement; learning & growth; culture; financial and innovation?
Be systematic – How well does it link with key performance systems so that it can be “lived and breathed?”
Live it – How effective is your Strategy in being a touchstone for daily decisions & behaviours throughout the organization? Is it reviewed formally at least quarterly?
What is the 1-degree shift to make your strategy more effective?
When you want some advice on developing a more robust strategy, let’s talk.
Call us at 416-572-7566 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org