As projects are becoming the default way to get things done within organisations, we’ve found that ‘scaffolding’ project teams – that is, giving them the necessary support – increases the chances of their success.Read More
Strategy without execution is just a collection of ideas – successful execution requires committed effort across the organisation. This article outlines five elements for effective strategy execution.Read More
Dr Marc Levy – May 2016
Cascading managers’ strategies is a useful exercise to promote alignment, but there are many approaches and no dominant paradigm for doing it.
We recommend approaching cascading in a stepwise fashion; keeping it simple; and building interrelated logic, systems and processes over time as the value becomes evident and the organisation’s appetite for alignment grows.Read More
Dr Marc Levy – December 2014
All officers groups, or senior leadership teams, are a feature of most organisations. This article explains how to establish direction and focus for this group to get the most out of it.
Lauren Spiteri – December 2013
How do you display how the organisation is performing against its strategic objectives? A visual metrics display (VMD) is a visible, visual representation of the progress you are making on your strategic objectives and your priorities, along with key how/who resolutions.
Brad McSwain – December 2013
The best-laid strategies can be brought undone by a failure to execute. We suggest 5 ways to a smooth cascading of strategic objectives throughout the organisation, giving strategy the greatest prospect of success.
Dr Marc Levy – December 2013
As with individuals, organisations can sometimes struggle to achieve their objectives through lack of focus. This article suggests five areas organisations should focus on to ensure focus remains a habit.