Why do Senior Management Team Alignment workshops help our clients?
Many organisations struggle with deploying their strategy. This workshop aims to address the transition of the strategy from “board level” into the first supporting layer of management. Strategic direction must be integrated with existing programmes and initiatives already in flight, with the often “fuzzy” understanding of strategy crystallised into specific responsibilities for the team and its individual members.
By working through this process senior managers clarify their understanding, formulate and begin to align their planning and the measurement system/metrics that will support execution. By creating a consensus on the way forward the team distils clarity from chaos, sees purpose and generates a “call to arms”.
We find these sessions are highly effective in providing an “organisational therapy session” where relationships within the team can be developed and roles clarified.
A facilitated workshop event designed to align and calibrate members of an SMT or Leadership group with the organisation’s strategy and each other.
Led by a team of Coaching For Change consultants, and supported with meaningful preparation work, this off-site event removes the delegates from their familiar surroundings and provides an important opportunity to think and review the elements of the strategy.
The group progressively breaks down the Strategic Essentials and Critical Objectives into a set of Programmes and supporting metrics. These are then integrated with the initiatives already in progress in the organisation to ensure that each member of the team understands what they are individually and collectively responsible for, with metrics and targets of appropriate granularity that they agree.
The team then moves onto the risks and barriers to delivering the plan for change, developing an action plan to address them which provides mutual support for achieving goals across the team.
Throughout the process the Coaching For Change team act to facilitate the conversation, identify gaps and challenge assumptions. Decisions are proactively identified and called out for the group to validate.
We facilitate your strategic planning off-sites to help you:
Outside facilitation of senior teams ensures that:
Benefits of Team Building
These team sessions accelerate productivity, minimise power struggles and positioning, and eliminates typical department-centric thinking as they foster creative and innovative solutions to issues and challenges.
Strategy Workshops are usually a one-day sessions to get you and your team aligned around a strategic plan for your business.
Teams will leave with more clarity, focus and drive, as well as the right tools to stay on track.
A Strategy Workshop will start with an in-depth disucssion about the 'big picture' and then gradually narrow the focus, in order to help identify key opportunities that will most significantly impact you business.
We highly recommend that you follow up the strategy wokshop with quarterly follow-up sessions.
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