- Plan development
- Change leadership, Transition leadership and Integrating Change
- Developing Adaptive Organizations
We like the simple definition of strategy; “A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.” Getting there requires expertise and time. The development of effective corporate strategies, tactical strategies, and plans for execution are specialities of a number of Osborne Principals and Senior Advisors.
Not-for-profits and social enterprises are not immune from the failures that result from poor strategy. They have an even greater need for the development of good strategy and plans. With a normal not-for-profit blend of staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and partners working together, the need for focus and consistency is key. They must all feel ownership of your strategy as they are all essential to the execution.
Facilitation is a way to enable your group to take on the control and responsibility for the way to proceed. Facilitation is important in the development of good strategy and plans.
Research is part of the foundation for good strategy. New research uses the latest proven methodologies. Interpretation draws upon the existing data often available for advanced planning. Analysis of data and inputs helps guide meaningful work.
Building your plan involves many iterations. Concepts and ideas will come from within your own team, as well as from external sources. It is a methodical process delivering innovation, ideas and better outcomes. The process is every bit as important as the completion of the plan, as it will allow your plans to live and adapt within a constantly changing environment. Osborne’s Principals are long established in helping organizations like yours move from concept to outcome; they use proven techniques that inform and deliver results.
The constant for organizations these days is change. The secret is to build adaptive organizations; nimble and able to react to rapidly changing situations. This is institutional strength and every organization should strive for it. It is about building cultures that work effectively to deliver results, even in the most chaotic of times.
Osborne Principals and Senior Advisors are experienced in the processes of change, transition leadership and integration that allow each organization to achieve the best outcomes.