Strategy fits along a spectrum of views you can take of an organisation. It’s less tangible than a task yet more concrete than a philosophy. It is the artful method of enacting your architecture and lifting potential.
So, who is best placed to build a strategy? Is it the most senior executives, the do-ers in the organisation, or middle management?
Sometimes designing strategy is less about the final output and more about what you put into it. For this reason, it can be helpful to get a breadth of views from your stakeholders; the opinions from various levels, and the skills of the range of functions. Add to that, the inspiration of an outside perspective and neutral facilitation, and a strategy will be thoughtfully constructed and rich with information. Additionally, its creation will have involved those affected by its outcome so will inherently prioritised and have less risk or roadblocks; a greater sense of ownership; and more chance of being ‘sticky’ enough to be realised.
Strategic facilitation is an important tool to have available. Getting people together and using different perspectives and areas of expertise as the building blocks of a strategy requires delicate questioning and sensible sequencing. At Bendelta, we are experienced in creating the types of interactions that combine detail and dreaming, and paves the way for potent strategies to be designed.