Strategic Planning & Action
From where you are now, to where you want to be
The Clarity 5-stage Strategic Management Process
If you want to be a winning business today, you have be constantly alert to emerging trends and market shifts. And — you need to be able to react to them, quickly and effectively. You must have strategic agility.
At Clarity, we can help facilitate this with our 5-stage Strategic Management Process
(1) Organising the work around your business’s requirements
Firstly, we’ll plan and organise our methodology. We’ll shape our approach to fit your particular requirements and the specific needs of your business.
(2) Solid strategic analysis…
Secondly, we conduct a strategic analysis. This is a methodical review and examination of your company’s strategic profile vis-a-vis your customers, markets, competitors, stakeholders, and management. This involves understanding as much about your business as possible, including how it operates internally, what really drives its profitability, and how it compares with competitors.
It’s about being realistic, objective and diagnostic.
We use a methodical, systematic approach to analyse your company’s strategic profile, considering such factors as…
- Business structure and resources
- Business areas
- Strategic thrust
(3)… and strategic diagnosis…
The process continues with identifying and determining the nature of your business’s weaknesses. Strategic problems will typically reflect the consequences of maintaining your current strategic profile, whilst your business environment is changing. Our diagnostic framework will pinpoint weaknesses in your strategic configuration in relation to current and future factors in your business environment.
(4)…so that you can develop sound strategic options…
As you now have a solid understanding of the strategic issues you’re facing, you can proceed to develop a blueprint for competitive advantage and forward advancement of your business.
Moreover, you can get a fix on specifically which special advantages you can use as a springboard going forward. You can build and exploit strengths, eliminate weaknesses, and reduce cost disadvantages.
(5)… and select the right strategies for your business
Finally, strategy options are assessed, ranked, and prioritised. You and your management team can select the appropriate strategies whilst considering necessity, urgency, practicality, and cost.
What changes will you need to make in order to deliver on your strategic objectives? What is the best way to implement those changes? What changes to the structure and financing of your business will be required and what goals and deadlines will you need to set for yourself and others in the business?
Benefits of using Clarity as consulting facilitators:
- Get an impartial view on your business matters.
- Realise untapped potential, using Clarity as catalysts.
- Professionalise the process: prevent it becoming a series of expanded staff meetings.
- Decrease the learning curve, using Clarity’s dedicated strategic planning process.
- Resolve conflict, bring out the best in your team, think outside the box.
- Ensure cost efficiency: move the project along in a timely, effective manner.