Using a Consultant
There is no reason why an organisation cannot create its own strategy without external assistance. Indeed, many organisations do. But it can be useful to get outside help.
I help organisations to organise their long-term thinking by creating clear goals, by making assumptions explicit, by listing and evaluating options and by facilitating the decision-making process. I have technology and market understanding, combined with experience as a senior manager and expertise in the strategy creation process.
I know that creating vision statements and setting goals is not enough. My hands-on management experience means that I understand how to turn intentions into actions Ė concrete plans with milestones, action owners and explicit next steps.
I donít have a standard one-size-fits-all template for creating a strategy. Instead, I work with clients in ways that will meet their specific needs. Among the tasks I can undertake are:
The result will be a better understanding of what options are available for the organisation, a clear and shared understanding of where the organisation intends to go in the long term, and a concrete plan showing how to get there.
In addition, the organisation will have a better basis for making decisions in the future. My aim is to provide a framework for solving future problems as well as today's ones.