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Right Lane facilitates many clients’ annual strategy and planning processes. This includes: co-designing the process with them; developing planning guidelines; conducting analyses to inform strategic decision making; and drafting plans.

Clients frequently ask us for help in the second and third years of their long term strategies, to see whether their plans, including their initiatives and the way they think about performance and success, still hold up given internal and external developments.

More recently, as part of regular strategic planning processes, clients also come to us to run regular ideation processes to stay relevant and remain at the forefront of industry. We help clients develop and run ideation sessions, all staff ‘hack-a-thons’ and ‘hack days’ to discover and develop the next big idea, and innovation processes to push staff and organisations to ‘think big’ about new products and services, to stay ahead of disruptive forces and leveraging shifts in the environment.

Our strategy related services

  • Strategy counsel – strategic thinking, strategic planning, strategic management
  • Strategy reviews
  • Industry and internal performance analysis
  • Business planning and budgeting
  • Strategy workshops – board, executive, management, staff
  • Partnership alignment
  • Resource allocation effectiveness/agility
  • Initiative evaluation and prioritisation
  • Ideation/disruption  session
  • Hack days and hack-a-thons

Typical questions we address

  • What is your organisation’s purpose and aspiration?
  • Is your strategy robust to external trends and events?
  • What priority initiatives does your organisation need to successfully implement next year?
  • What are your organisation’s ‘winning moves’?

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Case studies

Super fund strategy review

Right Lane was asked by one of its super fund clients to review the organisation’s strategy.

Through a series of workshops and analytical workstreams, the Right Lane project team assisted the client’s board and executive to:

  • review and refine the organisation’s hierarchy of strategy statements (mission, vision, etc.)
  • analyse strategic issues relating to stakeholder management, growth and economies of scale, and decide on appropriate responses to these issues
  • consider industry trends through a facilitated ‘hypotheticals’ session
  • agree on the strategy for the fund
  • document the strategy for use in stakeholder engagement.

At the conclusion of the seven-month process, the board endorsed the documented strategy.


Strategic planning process for a Victorian not-for-profit event and venue manager

Right Lane was asked by a not-for-profit client to assist in developing a new strategy for the organisation.

Facilitating a series of workshops and leading a number of analytical workstreams, the Right Lane project team assisted the client’s board and executive to:

  • review and refine the company statements (mission, vision, etc.)
  • consider questions of scope in relation to members, stakeholders and business lines
  • analyse strategic issues relating to the membership, products and financial sustainability
  • agree on the strategy for the organisation
  • document the strategy for use in stakeholder engagement.

At the conclusion of the five-month process, the board endorsed the documented strategy


United Nations (UN) initiative planning workshops

Right Lane was approached to develop a new strategy for a United Nations initiative. The assistance included the design and facilitation of a series of three-day workshops in Durban and Melbourne in 2011 and 2012.

Right Lane coordinated an international client team, based in London. We facilitated both three-day workshops and assisted the client team to prepare for the workshops, including:

  • undertaking and providing a synthesis of executives and directors interviews
  • being a thought-partner on strategic issues – discussing and debating the strategy and direction of the initiative
  • developing financial models – evaluating the economic consequences of combinations of strategic initiatives
  • recommending strategy and performance management frameworks for the client to use and helping the client to populate these frameworks
  • creating agendas for the workshops, including specific session plans, and assisting with speaker briefings
  • assisting the client to document the strategic plan following the workshop.

As with all Right Lane workshops, our internal design and production team prepared the materials for the workshop, including the presentation pack, posters, session templates and outcomes packs at the end of each day. Together with a well structured agenda, these materials contributed to the smooth running of the workshop.

The Chair of the UN initiative had this to say: ‘We believe the last days have been very productive and this is mainly because (of) your steering (of) our discussions.’