In the same way a builder uses a blueprint, organizations develop and utilize strategies to guide them as they move toward a clear picture of the future. An ill-defined strategy will compromise organizational outcomes in much the same way as a fuzzy diagram or one with incomplete measurements will lead to a poorly built house. Even once the design is clear, periodic review of the plan should be conducted, and mid-course corrections made, as needed.
Strategy is the starting point for diagnosing organizational effectiveness. Often, issues affecting organizational performance can be traced back to failure to align organizational activities with a clear strategic direction. How well understood is your organization's strategic direction?
- Is the strategy clear?
- Is it relevant?
- When was it last reviewed?
- What changes have taken place since that time?
- In the industry?
- With competitors?
- Evolving market trends?
- The economy?
- Is it being used to guide decision-making?
- Are employees being recruited, hired, developed and evaluated on the skills necessary to execute it?
- How is progress being measured?
Whether yours is a small start up organization, a large multi-national or somewhere in between, ROI Consulting and Implementation will partner with you to refine your organization's strategy and effectively implement a plan that aligns the critical elements of the organization, and optimizes talent to deliver superior business results.