Strategy & Facilitation
Business leaders are tasked with the mission critical functions of leading growth and change; maximizing the company's resources; and building a healthy, resilient culture that drives performance. With the whirlwind of everyday operations and the pressures of being profitable, it's become more imperative than ever to get clear on where and how to spend your time, money and energy.
Common ailments in navigating growth and change:
- Resistance to change
- Lack of clarity around priorities and responsibilities
- Frustrations and low morale
- Communication breakdowns
- Power struggles and personality clashes
- Lack of accountability and inconsistent reporting
- Stalled initiatives, lack of traction; "initiative fatigue"
- Uncertainty as to progress or status
- Tolerating mediocre results
As business leaders set forth to build their company, they generally are equipped with some kind of road map to guide them as they embark on the journey. In today's fast-paced business climate, it's difficult to maintain a relevant, compelling and executable strategy.
What makes a strategy valuable?
A strategy sets the trajectory, but doesn't necessarily ensure success. A good strategy must resonate with you and your team and serve a purpose in the marketplace. A good strategy:
- is based on your vision and core values,
- leverages your strengths,
- adds value to your customers,
- fuels passion,
- provides direction,
- creates alignment, and
- inspires action!
Strategy is not just a plan. It's a way of thinking.
Strategy is not cast in stone, yet you do want some continuity and consistency to gain traction. Developing a strategy doesn't have to be painful or laborious or trigger your fear of commitment. Your strategy should drive what you do and why you do it. While you may not be able to predict the future, you can still be prepared with a plan - and be flexible to adapt to the dynamic demands of business.
Not Another Initiative!
Often, in a genuine attempt to tackle an issue or capitalize on an opportunity, business leaders launch yet another initiative as the remedy. If your organization has been guilty of being an "initiative generator" with only mediocre success, you're not alone. Teams start experiencing "initiative fatigue" and lose their enthusiasm or buy-in for the next great idea. And, when you have too many initiatives, your resources are not efficiently being allocated to your top priorities. Instead, consider becoming an "initiative integrator"; where you are focused on doing what it takes to get the right things done.
Making It Happen - The Art of Facilitating for Results
The art of facilitating is gaining participation from all team members while moving the organization towards its stated objectives. Good facilitation translates to increased buy-in and ownership for the outcomes. The process itself can build alignment, camaraderie and improved communications and relationships.
K Communications can help you create a valuable strategy and facilitate what it takes to execute it.
- Leadership Teams - Priorities in Action: Defining Priorities & Driving Performance
- Development of Action Plans & Accountability Reporting
- Vision, Values & Culture Development
- SWOT Analysis - Identify Internal (Strengths/Weaknesses) and External (Opportunities/Threats) Factors
- Retreats, Annual or Quarterly Meetings
- Project Meetings - Kick Offs, Issue Resolution, Partnering Sessions
- Navigating Difficult Conversations / Issue Resolution
- Team Building