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STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE ASSESSMENT AND ALIGNMENT
Proactive solutions inenterprise assessment and alignment: change management, examples of mission statements, SWOT analysis, or crucial steps in strategic planning process link big picture and day-to-day realities. For many enterprises, linking the elusive “big picture” to the day-to-day operating realities often amounts to an exercise in frustration. Either the strategy is brilliantly conceived in the executive suite and not translated or understood throughout the rest of the enterprise (where it has to be executed), or operations run efficiently and effectively within a strategic vacuum. Clear and compelling integration between the short and long term are often notoriously lacking.
A core offering of is the capability to provide independent, third-party assessments of your enterprise. These assessments give a neutral view of your enterprise to pinpoint where the most leverage for improvement might lie. Our specific assessment expertise centers on change management including alignment, integration, and implementation. In short, our goal is strategic enablement. We provide clients with guidance and counsel on executing business strategy effectively, ensuring the necessary organizational elements are in place to maximize results - to link daily action with strategy; the short-term with the long-term. Typically, these assessments include, but are not limited to, a review of the following:
Have you completed astrategic SWOT analysis? Is there a clear strategic direction and value proposition for your enterprise? Is it commonly understood and interpreted by the senior management team? Do all members of the enterprise clearly understand the strategy,mission statements, vision, and values? Have you initiated any potential strategic alliances?
Do you know who your customers are? Is the segmentation clear? Do you thoroughly understand their needs and expectations? How are you performing against these needs and expectations? How loyal are your customers?
Does your organization structure support or hinder the strategy? Is the enterprise staff- or line-driven? Do operating units get the services and support they need to do their jobs? Does necessary information flow freely up, down, and across the enterprise? Is collaboration and innovation possible within the confines of your current structure?
Do your people have the right mix of skills and capabilities to execute the strategy? What are the core leadership competency requirements? Are there skill deficiencies which must be addressed? Does human resources play a strategic role in preparing your people for the future? Do you harness the power of teams effectively?
Have you defined your strategic processes? Are these key business processes efficient and effective? Are they robust and capable enough to implement your strategy? Do you have ongoing process improvement or redesign work underway? Are therechange management examples as improvement templates?
Do your products/services meet or exceed your customers’ expectations? What new offerings are you considering? What new markets might you consider for your current products/services? Are you financially dependent on a premier product or service? Whatbrand equity do you have in the marketplace? Is value migrating toward or away from your products and services?
What critical measures do you pay most attention to? Are they predominantly financial metrics? Are they leading or lagging indicators of performance? Have you established key operational or quality measures of performance?
Do your management systems support your strategy and mission statements? Is your compensation system aligned to your measurement system? Do your information systems give you the data you need when you need it? What type ofperformance management, reward, and recognition systems do you have?
An engagement will involve formal stakeholder interviews and/or focus groups with an appropriate mix of senior leaders, Board members, managers, employees, sales and service staff, and customers. A review of performance data, strategic planning documentation, financial results, and key business processes along with a SWOT analysis will augment the interview work to provide a complete picture of the current state of the enterprise.
’s Strategic Enterprise Assessment and Alignment focus helps you harness, deploy, and integrate organizational energy in your chosen strategic direction. Ourchange management experience suggests that many well-designed strategic initiatives are derailed by misaligned organizational elements needed to support them. As a result of our assessment work, we provide a full report with recommendations to assure the necessary organizational elements are considered in the alignment and subsequent implementation and successful strategy implementation. Enablement and alignment are the critical outcomes your enterprise takes away from our assessment services, leaving you with the ability to effectively link the short and long term together, to translate business strategy into meaningful daily action.
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