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