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Strategic Planning & Development

Setting your company up for growth and forward thinking

 Strategic planning is the process by which organizations analyze the internal and external environments for the purpose of formulating strategies and allocating resources to develop a competitive advantage. It is used to set priorities, focus energy resources, strengthen operations, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment.

You may partake in strategic planning and development for a number of reasons:

  • Your organization works in an operational (day-to-day) manner and cannot see the higher level of where the organization needs to go
  • Your organization has a strategic direction but do not know how to get it off the ground
  • You need help refining your strategy
  • You do not have any strategic direction and do not know where to start

Why is Strategic Planning Important?

  • Strategic Planning is required for any type of sustained competitive advantage
  • Provides a broader perspective to ensure the whole picture of the company and its surrounding environments are taken into consideration
  • Facilitates collaboration

Our Approach

Aligning individual employees’ or departments’ work with where the company’s strategic vision can be complicated. Too often, companies underestimate the time, costs and risks of future actions while overestimating the benefits. This is where The Poirier Group comes in. We take an objective and critical perspective to your organization to create, redefine and operationalize your strategy, turning your vision into reality.

Aligning your leadership to a common set of values and ground rules is critical to the development of organizational trust and accountability.

We use a tailored approach to help develop your strategy depending on what your needs are and your current strategic situation. We work with you to get to know the people within your business and current business structures as well as your goals for where you want to business to be over the short, medium and long term. Then, we work with you to define your business strategy and strategic direction to achieve your short and long-term goals.

A Phased Approach

We recognize that companies are at varying stages of their strategic maturity so we implement solutions that are practical for your current state, take a phased approach to developing your strategy, and will help you at every step of the way.

Technologically Agnostic

We implement and assemble the performance management tools and strategies that are best for the client, based on individual needs.

Technical Hands-On Training

We conduct leadership specific and company-wide workshops to define critical metrics that will lead to your organisational success. We then work to create buy-in and accountability to all strategic goals and implement check-in points to ensure everyone is on track.

Strategic Development and Execution

70%
Of employees are disengaged and dissatisfied at work
$370 Billion
Is the annual cost for low employee engagement/ productivity in the US alone
67%
Of employees will be more engaged when their individual goals are aligned with corporate goals

Employee engagement has been ranking as one of the top 5 organizational challenges for multiple years. Productivity is enhanced by well-defined, challenging goals and no other single factor has more impact on employee engagement than clearly defined goals. This is why goal setting is so important. 

  1. Perform an initial assessment of current strategic direction and strategic maturity 
  2. We work with you to set objective, measurable goals based on the required areas of improvement [link to goal setting at bottom of page]
  3. Then, we build improvement projects that are aligned with your goals 
  4. We then facilitate a strategy workshop where we work with your teams, departments and organization as a whole to ensure organizational alignment to the same strategy and vision

Strategy Execution

After the strategic direction has been decided, The Poirier Group’s dedicated and strategic team gets to work building out tools to execute your strategy, including assigning ownership to strategic deliverables and determining how each objective is going to be measured. Putting something down on paper and assigning responsibility creates accountability and provides visibility into the organization to make sure you stay on track and address areas that need attention in a timely manner.  Not putting these mechanisms in place could lead to a lack of focus, internal misalignment, decreased productivity, higher costs and limited increase in sales and profits. 

We have the capability to build you out a variety of custom performance management tools including:

Operational Planning

After your strategic goals have been set and measurement mechanisms have been put in place, we then help teams to operationalize their strategic plan. This includes what you as an organization and within departments will be doing to achieve these strategies on a day-to-day basis. Together, we have build the tools and necessary alignment to be successful, now it is time to execute and experience the results of your strategic plan in action. 

Our extensive team of leaders and trainers will help provide training and support to key personnel as you build out the operational plan

Benefits of Improved Strategic Direction

  • Increase in sales and productivity
  • Reduction in wasted time
  • Increase in customer loyalty
  • Increased probability of achieving ambitious goals
  • Improved employee professional development
  • Improved clarity

These exercises will enable and support the organization in implementing the broader strategic objectives of a project. Management and employees at all levels will not only feel, but demonstrate a greater commitment to teamwork, accountability and the achievement of results. Sustainable project success depends critically on shifting intention in the organization, starting in the C-Suite with management values of trust and accountability. Leaders often must shift the way they speak to and lead the organization to create wide-spread buy-in and motivation for individual employees