Strategic Planning Services

Strategic planning involves outlining your business’ current position and establishing your new direction. This is a lengthy, detailed process designed to provide visibility on the resources, tools and steps needed to achieve your long-term organisational goals.

But here at TBG, we take a slightly different approach.

What we do

We use the OKR framework to take your strategic planning process to the next level. OKRs are the execution tool for your business strategy; they provide ambitious, short-term goals that will help you bring your strategic plan to life.

This ensures you only allocate time and effort to the tasks that make the maximum impact.

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The benefits of strategic planning

When combined with OKRs, the strategic planning process can benefit your organisation in many ways.

1. Provides focus

Strategy planning is all about direction and focus. Without this, you’ll struggle to achieve your business goals.

The OKR process involves your teams setting specific objectives to aim towards and these are linked to the organisation’s strategic priorities. This provides company-wide clarity on the direction of the business.

2. Real, measurable results

It’s great to have a strategic business plan in place, but how do you know if the actions you’re taking are making an impact? This is where OKRs become a vital asset to the strategic planning process.

With Key Results, you can easily see whether you’re making progress or not and adapt your strategy if needed.

3. Greater employee engagement and satisfaction

Strategic planning involves focusing on the long-term, larger company goals. As a result, you’ll need everyone on your team on board to ensure you achieve your vision.

Fortunately, the OKR process involves active participation from all levels of the hierarchy. And when employees opinions are valued, engagement and overall job satisfaction can improve as a result.

The TBG strategic planning process

Our approach to strategic planning is a little more unconventional – but it drives real results.

We use the OKR process to help develop a long-term strategic plan tailored for your business. This involves the following steps…

1. Discover

We understand that no two businesses are the same. That’s why we take the time to understand your organisation in detail, so we can provide the most useful, impactful advice going forward.

2. Design

Once we know your business inside and out, we can start to craft a strategic plan that is tailored to your organisational needs. We’ll design a strategy that ensures your OKRs will be implemented in the most valuable way.

3. Train

We provide in-depth training to ensure that everyone is up-to-speed with the OKR process.

4. Craft

We’ll help you to create strategic OKRs that are linked to your long-term business goals.

5. Support

Our OKR team will be on hand to support you throughout the process. We take all of your feedback and comments on board and provide advice that will help you to implement your strategic plan in the most effective way.

6. Review

We adapt and react depending on the feedback from your OKR reviews. This ensures you always stay on track towards achieving your goals.

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Our strategic planning services

We can assist with many aspects of the business strategy planning process. Our team has extensive experience helping organisations achieve their long-term goals, and yours could be next.

We can provide assistance with:

  • Creating corporate level strategies
  • Strategic planning consultancy
  • Strategy implementation
  • Business strategy reviews
  • Strategy alignment

 

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Why work with TBG?

We’ve helped countless clients bring their ambitions and strategies to life. With the help of TBG and OKRs, there’s nothing you and your business can’t achieve.

When you work with us, you can benefit from:

  • Our extensive industry experience
  • Access to experts in the OKR field
  • Friendly and approachable team

 

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Get in touch with the TBG team

Ready to kickstart the process? Contact one of our expert consultants today.

FAQs

What does strategic planning mean?

Strategic planning is the process of steps that should be taken when implementing a strategy.

This process can differ from organisation to organisation, but it predominantly follows six key steps:

  • Reviewing or developing mission and vision statements
  • Completing a business analysis – SWOT is an example of an analysis that lots of companies use.
  • Selecting and developing strategic options
  • Establishing strategic objectives
  • Creating a strategic execution plan – this is where OKRs come in.
  • Establishing resource allocation – this is both financial and personnel.

Why is strategic planning important in business?

Without a clear strategy, you won’t be able to achieve your overall goals. Strategic planning ensures that you have the tools in place to achieve your objectives, so it’s essential for protecting the longevity of your business.

Who should be involved in strategic planning?

All members of an organisation will be involved in the strategic planning process in some way. In most cases, senior management and business owners will establish long-term company goals. Then, a strategic planning consultant can help to outline the steps needed to achieve these goals.

Whereas, employees are encouraged to set OKRs that will be linked to the wider company objectives.

Can you use OKRs in the strategic planning process?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it. OKRs provide a clear outline of how your strategy should be implemented.