A full engagement lasts 6 to 24 months and include our complete program of services.
initial assessment. An early professor of design insisted that the formulation of a problem is the problem. It sounds obvious to stress clarity on what an engagement should accomplish, but organizations often fail to define success in advance.
comprehensive evaluation. We undertake a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of your organization or concept, studying its current or proposed mission, management, business model, market position, finances, and approach to performance measurement.
white paper. In light of our evaluation, we produce a paper of 5,000 to 10,000 words discussing our findings and making recommendations for consideration at a strategy retreat and during the development of your plan.
strategy retreat. Our one-day, five-part strategy retreat will lead you and your staff to develop a strategy which is conceptually clear and internally coherent, which responds to the environment in which your organization operates, and
which you can communicate effectively. We also offer the strategy retreat as a separate service.
plan development. Even the best strategic advice is worthless if the organization lacks the capacity to act on it. Building on what is realistic in the near term, we work with you to develop a longer-term plan with clear priorities and means of evaluation.
coaching through execution. We advise you as you begin to implement your plan and continue to support you with up to 40 hours of further coaching during the year following the engagement.
interim executive management & search. When a new strategy requires a change in management, we assist as necessary, taking an interim executive role in your organization or conducting a search for permanent leadership.