The purpose of strategy development is to articulate the organization’s vision and direction. It is both a plan to achieve the vision and, more importantly, a vehicle to create coordinated action across the organization.
Traditionally, strategy development is done through a process that invites a few experts and leaders to look at an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. We’ve found it to be significantly more effective to invite the people who are closest to the work to be part of the strategy development process. The outcome is a strong commitment to the strategy that is created, inspired action, and fewer barriers to implementation.
IPI’s consultants are experts at a strength-based high engagement strategy development process that uses tools and methods honed over decades of combined experience. We help our clients to identify new ways of working that they would not have discovered alone. We do not tell clients what their strategy should be. Read more about our tools and methods below:
Our methods are unique because they include all parts of an organization. Our philosophy is that people commit to what they create, thus participation across organizational levels leads to:
- Rapid implementation of programs and strategy, as engaged employees take ownership of their actions and environment
- An absence of the need to “sell” partners and employees on the strategy
- Complete understanding of a shared vision for the future across an entire organization
- Sustainable outcomes, as stakeholders internalize and own their future and step quickly and confidently into that future.