When you think of strategy, what is it that you think of? Perhaps it’s inspirational or aspirational goals that the executive team updates every so often. Perhaps it is the 1-2 months of meetings you attend each year in the annual operating plan and budgeting cycle. Perhaps it is choosing the next acquisition or outsmarting the competition.
Perlinski & Company believes that “strategy” is a complex mix of all of those things and more as shown in the picture below.
But the most important part of your strategy is ensuring that every person, project and activity in your business can be validated as contributing to its achievement. Why waste precious time, money and resources that don’t contribute to the vision of success that you have all agreed upon? Yet this is exactly what happens in many companies.
Our offerings focus on drawing the “golden thread” of business strategy down into the fabric of your company in a defined and measurable way such that each employee knows how every activity and project throughout the year directly contributes to the company reaching its strategic goals.
Successful strategy must consider the progression of the vision and market opportunity to the focus in operationalizing that opportunity into an executable Operations Plan that serves as a framework for decision making and aligning the organization around this framework.