The Decade Of Great Tech: Agile Strategy Management Software

By |2019-09-27T14:12:38+13:00September 27th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The Decade Of Great Tech: Agile Strategy Management Software The Twenty Tens The start of the twenty tens was a pretty miserable time economically. We were on the other side of the Global Financial Crisis, but its effects were far from over. World trade volume and world GDP growth were consistently flat and comparatively low [...]

Learning Organizations And Its Role In Business Strategy

By |2019-08-30T14:43:19+13:00August 29th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Learning Organizations And Its Role In Business Strategy The Ohs How do you refer to the decade from 2000 to 2010? My personal favorite is the ‘ohs’, so from here on that is what I am going to use. It was a turbulent time for the world, we all witnessed the tragedy of September 11, [...]

Strategy Planning: The Emergence Of Strategic Self-Directed Teams

By |2019-07-30T15:21:42+13:00July 30th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Strategy Planning: The Emergence Of Strategic Self-Directed Teams The World Wide Web Early in the 1990’s, the “web” was fully released to the world. It was fundamentally a collection of linked hypertext documents, indexed and accessible to a vast number of networked computers. For many, the internet ushered in the “information age” a new way [...]

Strategic Dashboards in StrategyBlocks

By |2019-05-28T20:17:33+13:00March 28th, 2019|StrategyBlocks|

Strategic Dashboards in StrategyBlocks The strategic plan has been created and modelled: you know what you need to do, by when, and who is accountable for its delivery. Now you need to track the organization’s progress towards its strategic goals – you need to monitor the quality of your strategic execution quickly and easily. StrategyBlocks’s [...]

Corporate Politics Attacks Strategic Vision

By |2019-06-13T16:15:48+13:00February 28th, 2019|Leadership, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Corporate Politics Attacks Strategic Vision Strategically Disengaged We run into this time and time again while talking to businesses about the challenges they are facing when motivating their teams around the strategic plan, and aligning the organization around vision. We understand the concerns of change, as each of us have a way we go about [...]

2018, An Interesting Year For Strategic Execution

By |2019-06-13T16:05:55+13:00December 19th, 2018|StrategyBlocks|

2018, An Interesting Year For Strategic Execution Throughout 2018 we had many conversations with organizations from a wide range of industries, geographies and sizes, and they all had a similar theme: they asked the same questions, and raised the same concerns about the approach they were taking to strategic execution. Real-time execution The ability to [...]

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

By |2019-06-13T16:10:00+13:00November 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 |2019-06-11T16:00:47+13:00September 27th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The 5 Qualities of Disciplined Strategic Governance 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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-14T11:25:25+13:00August 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 |2019-06-14T12:28:29+13:00July 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 [...]