By: Brian Ragan, Senior Strategic Management Consulting Services
The following is part 16 of a multi-part series on The KHA Way, KHA Management Consulting’s Integrated Service Offering. This blog series includes the benefits of using KHA Management Consulting Services and the components included.
Previously, we discussed the third and final phase, short-term tactics, in KHA’s three phases of corporate strategy. In this post, we will recap our three phases of corporate strategy and offer insight into how to organize your strategy to ensure that you are always on track.
Earlier in this series we discussed your organization’s Long-Term Blueprint. This blueprint not only looks at the strengths and weaknesses of your organization, but clearly defines the direction in which you are moving, with your vision, and the rules your organization will play by, your core values. We also investigated why your business operates and in which areas it will have the most success. Finally, it looks at a more tangible area in 10 years to start to develop a more tactical strategy for your future.
Next, we discussed your firm’s offering alignment. In short, this clearly defines your product, how it differs from your competitors, and how you will deliver it better than anybody else. This, in summary, is how you deliver and why your customers choose you.
Finally, we investigated your firm’s Short-Term tactics. These are items that, like a laser, point you toward your vision and ensure that you are heading in the right direction. Starting with 5-Year Change Missions, then 1-Year, then quarterly, we start to inch your organization to where it needs to be one quarter at a time.
Our final portion, to bring everything together, is what we call your ‘Culture Organizer’. This fully documents your organization’s Long-Term Blueprint, Offering Alignment, and Short-Term Tactics in a concise 1-2-page manner that can (and should) be distributed to all employees in the organization.
If you have engaged the right members of your team in the strategic planning process, gone through the three phases of strategic planning, and fully engaged your employees, the culture organizer will be well on your way to turning what was once only strategy into concrete, operational excellence. If any of this seems overwhelming to you, or you have additional questions, please reach out to our team. We would love the opportunity to help you reach your maximum potential.
At KHA Management Consultants, we work with mid-market industry leaders to identify what makes the organization, its stakeholders, and its’ employees tick. We facilitate Process Alignment with your organization’s key constituents to ensure buy-in, ownership, and a new way of thinking about the organization and its stakeholders amongst all levels. From a resource perspective, we primarily use our unmatched experience but also tap into the top-level resources such as those made available by Harvard Business Review, relevant strategic management authors, and MentorPlus. Some of those materials, frameworks, and lessons have been used in authoring this series.
KHA Management Consultants, the consulting department of KHA Accountants, PLLC, based in Flower Mound, Texas, is always looking for opportunities to work with key clients ready to take their organization to the next level. If you have a desire to improve, take the first step toward success with the strategic management experts, and contact us at 972-221-2500.