Why is having a strategy important?
Having a strategy is rather like travelling with a map, it doesn't mean you will definitely get where you want to go but it reduces the chances you'll end up lost. It can be hard to develop, maintain and regularly review performance against a strategy when immersed in running a public sector organisation. But if you don't you can become embarrassed.
It's always important to build a strategy on the achievement of business benefits, and to assess the components of a strategy on the basis of what measurable benefits they achieve.
Some examples of how we might help:
- Being a mentor,
- Bringing experience of what works elsewhere
- Running workshops, to create a focus for constructive debate and decision making
- Documenting the output from workshops to create a strategy