Strategy meeting discussions are broader in scope than at a typical management meeting
When looking at big-picture topics like what business the company should be in, or how to build new core competencies, executives must expand their thinking beyond the immediate to three to ten years into the future. The greater expectations, the higher stakes, and the unique nature of strategy discussions require special planning to ensure that meaningful and constructive conversations happen.
A successful strategy meeting can align executives, strengthen business performance, and transform the day-to-day operations of the business.
We assist teams in creating clear, shared, actionable visions for the future. We then support the development of the strategies and plans needed to successfully achieve that vision.
This sometimes includes:
- Priority Setting and Resource Allocation: For each priority, we support conversations for clear accountabilities and milestones, integration of critical dependencies and enabling capabilities, and planning for incremental investment.
- Strategic Initiative Management: In cases where you are managing dozens of unfocused initiatives, we facilitate the development of an approach to support executives in examining what to focus on now that will provide the most leverage for the organization. We engage leaders to ensure buy-in, and install processes to manage initiatives from conception through implementation and results tracking.
- Accountability and Measurement:.We facilitate the conversations that identify, define, and align around strategic measures. These tools are crucial for managing, monitoring, and analyzing initiatives and overall business performance. We also work to clearly define responsibility and decision rights throughout critical processes.
The success of a strategic off-site meeting often lies in the preparation for the meeting itself. Although it may seem paradoxical, it’s only from rigorously designed meetings that truly candid strategy discussions arise. A structured plan helps you get deeper, quicker.