Strategic Planning

How does Gordon Scott Consulting Provide Strategic Management?

We analyze the comprehensive collection of ongoing activities and processes that organizations use to systematically coordinate and align resources and actions with mission, vision and strategy throughout the organization. Our management team will transform the static plan into a system that provides strategic performance feedback to decision making and enables the plan to evolve and grow as requirements and other circumstances change. Our Strategy Management or Strategy Execution Plan will ensure the systematic implementation of the strategy.

Our Steps in Strategic Planning

Our management team at Gordon Scott Consulting uses many different frameworks and methodologies for strategic planning and management. While there are no absolute rules regarding the right framework, most follow a similar pattern and have common attributes. Many frameworks cycle through some variation on some very basic phases:

1) Analysis or assessment, where an understanding of the current internal and external environments is developed

2) Strategy formulation, where high level strategy is developed and a basic organization level strategic plan is documented

3) Strategy execution, where the high level plan is translated into more operational planning and action items

4) Evaluation of management phase, where ongoing refinement and evaluation of performance, culture, communications, data reporting and other strategic management issues occurs.

Gordon Scott Consulting follows the following criteria

  • Incorporate change management and leadership development to effectively transform an organization to high performance.
  • Provide performance information to better inform decision making.
  • Incorporate assessment based inputs of the external and internal environment, and an understanding of customers and stakeholder needs and expectations.
  • Include strategic initiatives to focus attention on the most important performance improvement projects.
  • Offer a supporting model, including terminology, concepts, steps, tools, and techniques that are flexible and scalable.
  • Combine strategy and culture, with a focus on results and the drivers of results.
  • Integrate existing organization systems and align the organization around strategy.
  • Create simplicity with administration, clear to understand, direct and deliver practical benefits over the long-term.
  • Incorporate learning and feedback to promote continuous long-term improvement.
  • Use a systematic approach that starts with the “end in mind”

For more information on how Gordon Scott Consulting can help implement a strategic plan for your organization, please contact [javascript protected email address], or call 262-347-5080