Mixtape – Delivering Strategy Delivering Strategy “Cheshire Puss,” [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. “Come, it’s pleased so far,” thought Alice, and she went on. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” (The Cheshire Cat, Alice In Wonderland) Do you have a business strategy in place for your business / division / business unit? Whilst it is easy to assume that there is a strategy in place, the determining factors include: Clarity of strategy at board level Communication of strategy into the organization Capability (skills) of the organization to deliver what is required Ability to accommodate market shifts / mega change Eskil works with boards, leaders and senior managers to: determine your true current position (internally, within the market, competitive analysis, etc.) identify where you want to go (future-facing, innovation, etc.) map out how you are going to get there (complete the gap analysis and build the bridge to success) qualify the skills required to achieve the strategy (training needs analysis) build the internal communications program (building employee engagement as we work towards the new strategy) Benefits of strategic planning Clarity, focus and direction Reflect upon the current status of the business Be proactive about the future of the business Identifying the key steps needed to achieve your strategy Promote discussion, debate and alignment in your organisation Make business decisions based on the strategy (less ‘shooting from the hip’) Increased profitability and market share Avoid being a ‘me too’ Boost employee engagement "an Eskil-facilitated advanced-level 1/2-day strategy workshop as senior teams find a preferred solution to a difficult problem"firstname.lastname@example.org+44.1926.497.211UKCritical ThinkingIdea GenerationProblem SolvingStrategic ThinkingStrategy Development"Eskil-facilitated foundation-level 1/2-day strategy workshop to achieve consensus on a project or operational strategy"email@example.com+44.1926.497.211UKIdea GenerationProblem SolvingStakeholder EngagementStrategic ThinkingStrategy Development"advanced one-day strategy workshop taking you from zero strategy to a fully-formed and thorough implementation plan"firstname.lastname@example.org+44.1926.497.211UKLeadership DevelopmentOpportunity IdentificationProblem SolvingStakeholder EngagementStrategy Development"advanced 1/2-day strategy workshop with a focus on supporting managers and teams as they develop solutions to a difficult issue"email@example.com+44.1926.497.211UKAchieving ConsensusIdea GenerationOpportunity IdentificationStakeholder EngagementStrategy Development"Eskil-facilitated advanced-level half-day strategy workshop to explore ways to map out and address customer pain points"firstname.lastname@example.org+44.1926.497.211UKAchieving ConsensusCustomer ExcellenceEmployee EngagementPowerful PerformanceProblem Solving"a 1/2-day strategy workshop facilitated by Eskil focused on stakeholder mapping against current landscapes and initiatives"email@example.com+44.1926.497.211UKAchieving ConsensusProblem SolvingStakeholder EngagementStrategy DevelopmentTeam Cohesiveness440449437444447442 Feel free to contact us to discuss how our experienced facilitators can support you as you agree and deliver your strategy.