3 Key Factors in Automating Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

By |2018-11-29T15:30:23+00:00November 29th, 2018|Leadership, StrategyBlocks|

3 Key Factors in Automating Objectives and Key Results (OKR) What is an OKR? OKR (Objectives and Key Results) relies on setting a framework for near and mid-term goals, where the goal is defined as a clear, specific, and achievable objective. It describes “something I am going to do”, which in itself could form a [...]

The 5 Qualities of Disciplined Strategic Governance

By |2018-11-27T10:49:48+00:00September 27th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The 5 Qualities of Disciplined Strategic Governance Clarity of Communication If people can’t clearly understand the path forward, they will make their own decisions on how best to proceed in business; not all of those decisions will be the right ones. Clearly telling the story of strategy, that engages and animates people into action, provides [...]

Hey, Why Don’t We NOT Reinvent The Wheel Again?!

By |2018-11-27T10:49:48+00:00August 27th, 2018|StrategyBlocks|

Hey, Why Don’t We NOT Reinvent The Wheel Again?! Similar to other business units within the organization, here within the Marketing and Communications team, we find there is always some repetition. Whether it’s arranging the logistics for an event, running a campaign or creating beautiful infographics, many fundamental things may begin the same each time. [...]

How Versus Why – Comparing Strategies to Focus Areas

By |2018-11-27T10:49:48+00:00July 18th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

How Versus Why - Comparing Strategies to Focus Areas Last month I introduced our concept of a 3 dimensional strategy pyramid. To be a complete graphical representation of the complex world of strategic execution, the pyramid requires depth as there are multiple variables needed to measure the quality of execution performance (what we call “strategic [...]

Everyone Needs a Strategy Pyramid

By |2018-11-27T10:49:48+00:00June 27th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Everyone Needs a Strategy Pyramid   When you Google image search “strategy pyramid” not surprisingly you get a vast amount of results; your browser will be chocka with an array of multicolored representations depicting the best way to illustrate a business strategy. So what do they have in common? Apart from the rampant use of [...]

Strategic Waffle Anyone?

By |2018-07-17T14:53:39+00:00May 9th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Strategic Waffle Anyone? The anatomy of a strategic plan is an interesting thing, for the most part they follow a standard approach and framework. At the highest level we have an extremely broad, all encompassing statement. It must be so broad that it encapsulates everything that the organization strives to be and stands for. It [...]

Let’s Talk about the Numbers – Introducing Metrics Zone

By |2018-11-27T10:49:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|Strategic management solutions, StrategyBlocks|

Let's Talk about the Numbers - Introducing Metrics Zone A key ‘aha!’ moment when working with new customers is when they visualize the direct relationship between their outputs (directed strategic activities, the things that people do) and the specific outcomes (a key performance metrics or measure) that show the quantified result of those activities. Are [...]

StrategyBlocks Wins 2018 BIG Innovation Award!

By |2018-11-27T10:49:49+00:00February 8th, 2018|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks is delighted to announce we have been named a winner in the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group! StrategyBlocks is the leading online strategic management and strategy planning software company for enterprise communication, collaboration and reporting. StrategyBlocks’ SaaS-based platform is highly adaptable, visually creative, and seamlessly integrates with other business [...]

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics

By |2018-11-27T10:49:50+00:00November 28th, 2017|StrategyBlocks|

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics Some people like lists, others like bubble maps or another visual diagram. We love Cascading Metrics. Cascading Metrics mimic how strategy evolves and how we think. It’s a more intuitive way to plan for effective outcomes. Not only does it just make sense, but Cascading Metrics fold multi-part planning into [...]

StrategyBlocks Wins Big at Golden Bridge Awards with Four Awards!

By |2017-08-25T10:53:02+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks Wins Big at Golden Bridge Awards with Four Awards!   August has been a great month on the awards front for StrategyBlocks. Today, we’re pleased to share the news that we won not one, but FOUR awards from the Golden Bridge Awards: Gold in Collaboration and Web 2.0 tools Silver in Cloud Computing/SaaS Innovations [...]