Aligning Organisational Architecture with Strategic Intent

Was your organisation intentionally designed or has it evolved over time? Is the way it operates a result of informed choices aimed at realising its strategic intent or an outcome of repeated compromises aimed at optimising what’s already in place? Is your organisation agile and able to respond to ever-changing threats and opportunities, or one that is inflexible and difficult …

Should Strategies be Implemented or Operationalised, and what’s the Difference?

While there are many approaches to executing strategy they are all based upon two fundamentally different philosophies. One is where an organisation is ‘pushed’ to its target future. The other is where it is ‘pulled’. Which approach an organisation applies can determine how successful it is in turning strategic intent into operational reality. The ‘push’ approach is usually called implementation. …

Strategic intent is defined by a strategic signature

In this short video David Trafford and Peter Boggis discuss how the strategic intent of an organisation can be defined by its target positioning along a set of strategic axes. Each strategic axis represents a source of value to customers and other stakeholders. Collectively, the target positioning along each strategic axis defines the organisation’s target strategic signature. Examples of strategic …