Publications

Right Lane Review — The Collective Pivot

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.

It’s important to remind ourselves that regardless of how we got there – we pivoted. We brought our office furniture home, found nooks and cupboards to turn into offices, negotiated table space, bemoaned internet speeds and re-negotiated our calendars. The step you take after you pivot is the first of many towards adapting. In this edition of the Right Lane Review we outline processes, tools and practices that will support you to move towards adapting.

Five ideas to improve your next strategic planning process

December, 2019

At Right Lane, we exist to help our clients develop and implement better strategies. And we know a thing or two about it! We spend a lot of time reading up on the work of leading academics and practitioners in these fields. We take what we learn from the world leaders in strategy and planning theory and combine it with our experience and learnings from hundreds of recent engagements to present this guide: Five ideas to improve your next strategic planning process.

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Our purpose at work: Serving organisations that do good

December, 2019

Helping organisations that do good do better is central to our management consulting practice. The work we do with for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that play a constructive role in creating a better world is above all else why we come to work and what gives us meaning and fulfilment in our professional lives. Since 2018 we have been fortunate enough to serve close to 100 clients that do good – for-profit and not-for-profit clients that are having a positive social impact. Here is a summary of the challenges we recently helped some of our clients solve.

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Women’s Financial Security Forum 2019 – Secure affordable housing for all women

September, 2019

In September 2019, Right Lane hosted its second Women’s Financial Security Forum focusing on the issue of secure and affordable housing for ALL women. The forum brought together people interested in making a meaningful change in this space.

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Right Lane Review – Fresh approaches to old challenges

July, 2019

‘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.

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Liberate resources by running meetings more effectively

July, 2019

The benefits of meeting effectiveness can be tangible and significant. In one organisation we worked with recently, the executive successfully recovered ~44% of the time they spent in meetings.

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Strategy means sacrifice: What are you willing to give up?

July, 2019

In this article, we explore the link between strategy and sacrifice and challenge you to consider not just what your organisation will do, but also what it won’t do, in order to maintain a sharp focus on things that really matter.

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Building a collaboration strategy: your key to unlocking collaborative advantage

July, 2019

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.

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Three levers for enhancing your organisational network

July, 2019

In our work, we often witness leaders affecting remarkable changes within their organisations. We take a closer look at the underlying networks that enable these organisations to thrive and examine three different levers through which leaders can leverage these networks to affect change.

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Strategic impact: five ways to disrupt your strategic planning process

May, 2019

One of the main functions of strategy teams is to choreograph the strategic planning process. In this article we suggest five ways to disrupt your next strategic planning process, and bring back the strategic impact.

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Women’s financial security: five levers of change

December, 2018

In this article we present a framework for assessing the disadvantages women face and outline five levers of change for addressing these issues. These ideas were developed in preparation for and during Right Lane’s inaugural 2018 Women’s Financial Security Forum.

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