Strategic planning cascade

7 steps on the strategy journey

Strategic planning cascade
Posted by Brian Clark | May 23, 2019
7 steps on the strategy journey

There are seven essential steps to successful strategy execution in a business or organisation. The WorkPlan programs address each of these essential steps.  Clear strategic direction and roadmap: the strategy must be clearly articulated and communicated using as many channels as possible. All persons in the leadership team are able to communicate the strategy accurately...

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Posted by Brian Clark | May 9, 2019
Creating a new business to fully align my values

Why did I create WorkPlan? It has been the culmination of years of experiences and ideas generated from working with over 400 organisations in different parts of the world. There have been recurring themes that challenge my vision of what organisations can and should be. I want to help to create the change needed to...

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Posted by Brian Clark | March 5, 2019
Strategy in the age of urgency

Designing strategy to compete in age of urgency should prompt you to consider what kind of culture is best equipped to compete effectively.

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Posted by Brian Clark | August 21, 2018
7 causes of failed partnerships and reseller relationships.

Different values held by leadership and expressed in organisations.  Values exist in an organisation whether they are communicated outwardly or not. Many organisations have identified a set of values but more importantly to a business relationship is whether these values drive behaviour and decision-making.  I recommend you investigate the values of any organisation you consider...

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Posted by Brian Clark | August 6, 2018
Strategic Execution vs Performance Management

Some businesses confuse performance management and execution of strategic objectives. It appears that more companies use performance management processes than businesses that have execution processes designed to achieve strategic objectives.  How do performance management and strategic execution differ?  Performance management is typically linked to a role or position. The position will be documented and include...

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Posted by Brian Clark | May 8, 2018
This Is Why Your Team Isn’t Getting Results Even Though Everyone Is Working Hard

Lack of team alignment isn’t just a problem in organizations today. It’s a flat-out emergency. In a recent MindManager survey of knowledge workers, 77 percent of respondents reported that not enough time is spent ensuring alignment on risks and opportunities. More than half of those respondents traced that lack of alignment directly to interpersonal conflict,...

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Posted by Brian Clark | May 4, 2018
Growing a Small Business? How to Find the Right Tools and Talent

Every idea, no matter how grand, starts in the head of a single person. And most businesses, no matter how large, started out the same way. For small teams with big ambitions, the first step toward growth is establishing a stable, rich foundation of tools and talent. But time and resources are limited. And you...

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Posted by Brian Clark | May 1, 2018
Cultural issues stinting digital transformation efforts of Australian organisations – Media Releases – CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives

SYDNEY – 1 May 2018 – It’s not technology or even budget that’s holding Australian organisations back when it comes to digital transformation, it’s culture. New research* of mid- to large-sized Australian businesses highlights the barriers faced along this journey, reinforcing internal organisational issues including a lack of leadership and culture, and aversion to risk...

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Posted by Brian Clark | May 1, 2018
The paralysis of indecision

There are few things more frustrating than being stuck. In a business this is a ticket to anxiety, frustration and worse. I am finding more people struggling with indecision in their businesses and I would bet that these people are having the same issues in their personal lives. One piece of sage advice I received...

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Posted by Brian Clark | February 12, 2018
Is managing your time making you stressed?

Somehow, no matter what consulting project I am working on, time management and productivity always gets included. Is it any surprise? People are focused on productivity and this is exemplified by the number of books, apps and blogs covering this topic. I can tell you from experience that so many people never feel their productivity...

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Posted by Brian Clark | November 8, 2017
The CEO is stuck. Which way out?

 Feeling stuck. Feeling tired at the end of the day. Feeling frustrated more easily and more often. This is how one of my new clients described her personal situation during our first project meeting. This CEO was stuck and could not get enough head space to find a way out of it.  I was hired...

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advisory services
Posted by Brian Clark | November 3, 2017
Accounting is being disrupted; building capacity in advisory services

There is no doubt accounting firms are under pressure for both fees and service delivery. This can be considered disruption. There are a few reasons for this pressure and it will only intensify. Here are some reasons: * Businesses are questioning the amount of fees they pay annually for compliance services against the perceived value...

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