Strategic Planning

Hierarchical applicability of measures

Every organization approaches the structuring of corporate measurement frameworks in slightly different ways. The corporate structure, size and industry all come into play. What is important to consider when choosing whether to maintain a single corporate scorecard or a more complex set of cascaded scorecards is the applicability of the Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

The S curve and buggy whips

One of the most critical jobs of the C suite is to see industry trends coming, and to reposition the organization for greater or sustained success in the future. This is the basic function of strategic management. The challenges are in this order: • Correctly interpreting where the environment is Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

3 tests for your business plan

On a summer’s evening in 1988, an explosion shook the structure of an oil drilling platform off the coast of Scotland. Over 120 crew members and rescuers perished in a horrific catastrophe. Only 60 some people survived. The rig superintendent, Andy Mochan remembers being woken up by the tremendous force Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Making the case for change

If your employees don’t know why you’re working to change, and exactly what it is that you need to change, it’s difficult to get behind you. Consider building a case for change by working through the following, and then creating a table that defines the specific shifts that your business Read more…

By Kirk, ago