MEDIA RELEASE: Right Lane becomes first Australian management consulting firm to become foundation owned and controlled and appoints new CEO

Melbourne-based management consulting firm Right Lane Consulting has appointed Chiara Lawry as its new CEO, while at the same time becoming the first privately owned Australian management consulting firm, and possibly the first for-profit company in Australia, to restructure into a foundation owned and controlled company.

Five ideas to improve your next strategic planning process

12 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

6 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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Inside Super 3 – SPS 515 puts the spotlight on strategy execution

5 December 2019

As the end of the year approaches, most executives are starting to turn their minds to the strategy and business planning process for FY2021. This year, APRA’s new regulations, which are set to commence on 1 January 2020, are expected to change the way many funds approach strategic and business planning. This article outlines how you can strengthen your strategy and planning process and key strategic artefacts to better align with best practice, SPS 515 requirements and stakeholder expectations.

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Inside Super 2 – Direct-to-consumer: remaining relevant in the future of super distribution

13 November 2019

In past decades, wholesale distribution channels – the industrial machinery – have been the key enabler of member account growth in industry super, while retail funds relied heavily on marketing through their advisor channels. However, in recent years, consumer choice coupled with policy changes place pressure on wholesale distribution channels. The challenge for many funds is to rapidly develop a more agile, direct-to-consumer distribution model that will allow them to remain relevant and succeed in this new environment.

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Inside Super 1 – From strategy to SEAR: regulatory overreach or reasonable expectations?

18 October 2019

Over the past 12 months, and with no signs of slowing down, APRA has been prescribing guidelines relating to the processes we work on every day at Right Lane: strategic and business planning, outcomes assessment and measurement, and group and individual accountability. While some funds may consider this overly prescriptive regulatory overreach, we believe the gist of the regulations is not unreasonable.

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

30 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

15 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

9 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?

5 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

5 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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