PLAYING TO WIN – STRATEGIC PLANNING
Create Smarter Plans for Reaching Your Goals.
Traditional strategic planning consulting, which often costs millions of dollars and takes months to complete, certainly has its place. But Consequent’s application of the “Playing to Win” framework, developed by former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley and the renowned management expert Roger Martin, is a much better and faster strategy development model.
In just a few days, we can help your leaders create a winning vision, choose where to focus your efforts (and where not to), and figure out the capabilities and management systems required to be successful. What’s more, by the time we’re done, your strategy will be ready to implement by the very people who created it.
With Consequent’s approach to collaborative strategic planning consulting, you won’t just develop a PowerPoint; you will cocreate a winning action plan that is ready to be implemented and directly aligned with your strategic outcomes.
Collaborate better across teams.
Almost every business priority in large companies requires a cross-functional approach. Unfortunately, such initiatives fail 70% of the time. Why? Often, the wrong people are involved. There is not a shared vision for success, and different departments don’t speak the same language. Meetings take the place of actual work. It’s unclear who has the authority to make decisions. And project management is disconnected from the rest of the organization.
At Consequent, we help clients adopt and apply a common cross-functional language, agree on key priorities, create an integrated view for what the ultimate outcomes should be, and prioritize next steps. This alignment results in better outcomes and project teams that are responsible, accountable—and highly motivated to succeed.
Work better together from beginning to end.
Most corporate projects are run using “traditional consulting approaches”—principles that worked well in the non-digital age but fail us miserably today. Yet because traditional consulting approaches are so deeply ingrained in the conventional project management approach, organizations keep pushing it.
This results in projects that are too complex, take too long, cost too much, and fail a high percentage of the time. At Consequent, our project and program consulting services offer a different approach—one that gets stakeholders on the same page, headed in a single direction, and working together from beginning to end.
Transform your business by building upon your strengths.
For many consulting firms, “business transformation” has come to simply mean downsizing. But cost-cutting doesn’t transform a company just as squeezing into smaller clothes doesn’t make us more fit. True business transformation does not begin with costs; it starts with desired outcomes in the marketplace—and then aligns resources accordingly.
At Consequent, our business transformation methodology takes an integrated approach to the strategy and implementation of your transformation plan.
We help you determine:
- which activities should be stopped so that you can redirect resources to better opportunities
- which areas of strength should be built upon, and
- what new capabilities are needed to be successful.
Integrating these three sets of choices—and implementing them quickly and effectively—will help you strategically transform your business the right way.
Implement cutting edge approaches for success.
Innovation in large companies is often unsuccessful, generating interesting ideas that can’t actually be implemented or—worse—hundreds of projects that absorb resources that never see the light of day.
Successful business innovation requires connecting the dots between where you intend to go and why, what you need to do and when, how to best do those things, and who will be responsible for—and motivated to achieve—each step.
At Consequent, our innovation consulting services help companies strategically choose the right innovations, the right people to work on them, and the right structure to successfully pilot, refine, and scale them.
We not only help you come up with new and better ideas; we help you unlock the real key to innovation: putting these ideas into practice—quickly and successfully.
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