The council plan is an important strategic document that describes the outcomes council and the community want to see over the next 4 years and how council will achieve these outcomes. However, as the council plan is a public document, it tends to be outward looking – what council will deliver for the community – rather than addressing important internal issues that may limit council’s service delivery capacity, and therefore the ability to deliver the council plan. One way to address this gap is to develop an internal corporate plan that sits alongside the public council plan.Read More
COVID-19 has dominated our news feeds, our conversations and our headspace. What is unique is that we are experiencing this collectively. How we experience it will differ but this pandemic affects all of us. This pandemic has demanded a lot of us and it will continue to for some time. However, it too will pass and it is important to think about the kind of organisation you want to be on the other side of this disruption. In this edition of the Right Lane Review we outline processes, tools and practices that will support you to move towards adapting.Read More
Virtual meetings have fast become our new normal; and while principles for running effective in-person meetings remain highly relevant, we need to adjust our approach and focus to get the most out of our virtual interactions.Read More
At Right Lane, most of our work centres on helping our clients develop and implement better strategies. Because it’s so central to our practice, we try to stay on top of every development in the academic literature and practitioner discourse. We reflect regularly on our project learnings, and we endeavour to harness our own ideas and advance knowledge in the field.
This collection ‘New year, new challenges. Ideas to inspire action’ includes some of our best thinking with regard to resource allocation, team effectiveness, strategy implementation, and getting full value from strategy workshop outcomes.
In recent years, we’ve witnessed an elevation of expectations when it comes to developing business cases for government or not for profits. Business cases require evidence and a coalition of support. At Right Lane, we believe robust stakeholder engagement is the key to getting your project off the ground and for more fruitful collaboration once it is underway.Read More
‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten’. In this edition of the Right Lane Review we discuss how to break away from formulaic approaches to strategy and planning and explore powerful new approaches to tackling long-standing challenges.Read More
A collaboration strategy is a powerful tool for building alignment and enabling cooperation. This technique produce dramatic and enduring results both within organisations and with external partners.Read More
Marc Levy, Debbie Williams & David Hershan – May 2016
The why, what and how of the board’s role in strategy is a rich topic. We believe collaborative work on strategy between boards and executive teams improves relationships and in our experience delivers better results. Where possible, we recommend that clients adopt a collaborative approach to strategy involving both directors and members of the executive team as equals.