Today’s organisations and businesses look out at a world marked by uncertainty, rapid change, and complexity. Strategic decisions have to be made based on information from a variety of perspectives, some of which will conflict.

Traditional strategic planning processes work well in relatively stable business environments, but they rely on forecasting from past trends. However “a trend is a trend until it bends”. It is the “bends” that are generally of most interest because they carry the most risk, and can offer the greatest opportunities.

ChangeWorks uses Strategic Thinking and Planning to help your business meet challenges head-on by turning the threat of change into an opportunity for advancement.

Scenario Planning

Scenario planning is a strategic tool for improving decision-making against a background of possible future environments. Scenarios are plausible, alternative views of the future – the art of story-telling applied to the future, instead of the past or present.

We will work with you to:

  • Identify the forces that shape your organisation’s future
  • Get a clearer sense of direction for your decision-making
  • Debate the options available to you
  • Develop plans for a range of possible scenarios.

Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking helps leaders and organisations forecast what is needed in a changing business environment. This allows a business to prepare for anything.

Strategic Thinking is used to stretch the thought processes of leaders and teams to be creative, imaginative and divergent.

ChangeWorks helps leaders and organisations build, clarify and test their vision and use this to focus and harness the energy of the organisation to lead significant and meaningful change.

Strategic Planning then follows this thinking process to operationalise the strategies. The planning stage is analytical, convergent and conventional. It is about choosing clear pathways, setting challenging objectives and building bulletproof goals. It produces action plans, responsibilities and deadlines.

Values Definition

Values are the outcomes, the accumulation of actions taken every day by individuals in your organisation. When clearly understood and shared by all members of your organisation, values become a powerful business tool for improving performance.

Values can be pivotal in helping communicate how business should be conducted and serves as a mechanism for setting expectations.

Leadership Development

A business is only as strong and focused as the people who lead it. These leaders must not only be driven and focused, they must be adaptive and flexible to a changing environment in order to be effective. Transformational leadership will prepare leaders to learn, change and grow to use today’s strengths and meet tomorrow’s demands: “The ability to influence, energise and mobilise the activities of others.”

Being a leader involves far more than learning about leadership – it requires:

  • Knowledge
  • Skill
  • Courage and Will
  • Attitude and Personality

Circuit Breaking

Circuit Breaking is a unique methodology for both achieving significant business improvement and introducing culture change in an organisation, business unit or team.

We have blended sound project management techniques and leadership development to produce a process that will create “step change” improvements in business. It will also create the type of culture that will lead to sustained, improved performance.

Project members are exposed to leadership concepts and tools, and benefit from experiential learning in leadership situations. The business benefits from a successful project that adds significant value to the organisation or business group.

Through this synergy the link between effective leadership and business success is reinforced.