Organisations are anchored by powerful forces

In this short video David Trafford and Peter Boggis discuss why organisations find it difficult to change. Even with new approaches to organisational and transformational change the success rate has not significantly improved over the past decades. In fact it’s often quoted that only about five percent of large-scale transformation programmes are successful. Also, 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions …

The purpose of strategy is to change an organisation’s trajectory

In this short video David Trafford and Peter Boggis discuss the essential purpose of strategy. Unfortunately the term ‘strategy’ is often overused and frequently misused, to the extent that it has lost any meaning in most organisations today. Strategy should not be confused with ambition or planning. The essence of strategy are the choices that are made. And these choices …

All organisations have a default future

In this short video David Trafford and Peter Boggis introduce the core idea behind their book Beyond Default: which is that all organisations have a default future. This is the place they will end up if they take no action other than that currently planned. This applies all organisations, whether they are large corporations, family businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, countries or …