Increasing uncertainty and volatility make effective planning more and more difficult. In the face of digitalisation and disruptive market shifts, static annual or multi-annual plans turn out to be inappropriate in the long run. To stay in the race nonetheless and to reach long-term targets against the odds, alternative strategic planning tools are necessary that take into account both the short-lived nature of the environment and the long-term character of strategic objectives.
This is how we enhance the adaptiveness of your strategic planning
Real time strategic planning
Real time strategic planning does justice to the dynamic nature of the environment and increases the adaptability of your company and its planning processes. This approach frees strategic planning from fixed planning cycles, identifies where strategic adaptations are necessary and considers both long term-targets and short-term changes of the environment.
To implement this approach as smoothly as possible, we first analyse the strategic planning processes in your business. Drawing from the existing structures, we develop a framework for real time strategic planning. We then support you in creating real time strategic planning tools and policies that take account of your company’s unique characteristics.
Naturally we also assist you in implementing these mechanisms according to your individual needs. This means you either consult us on occasional questions of detail, engage our services in developing and conducting training courses or ask us to be at your side helping you with change management. What and how much we do for you is up to you to decide.
Scenario-based strategy making
Scenarios are tools that show in what different directions the environment of your enterprise might develop in the long-term future. To turn them into effective instruments in strategic planning they have to display the specific business environment of your company. For this purpose, we first assist you in identifying the driving factors behind your business, analyse correlations and determine possible outcomes. Having done that we develop company-specific scenarios which give you a clear roadmap for your business.
By allowing you to develop different options for action, these scenarios will be a valuable basis for strategy making as your corporate strategy will cover a vast range of possible futures, enabling you to react effectively to setbacks and, when it comes to the crunch, keeping you one step ahead of your competitors.
Alternatively, you can use scenarios to anticipate certain developments. In this case your strategic planning is based on a reference scenario. Here alternative scenarios are used to identify signs of change in the business environment. This will enable you to respond quickly and effectively to emerging changes.
No matter how you intend to use scenarios in terms of strategic planning, RNO-Consulting will be at your side throughout the whole process and show you how to secure your company’s long-term success with the aid of scenarios.
Facilitating strategic planning
Profit from the experience of RNO-Consulting and leave it to us to facilitate your strategy workshops. In this way you can concentrate on the issues that really matter, to the benefit of your company.
Focussed risk management
Proactive risk management in your company enables you to anticipate unexpected events and to develop strategies in dealing with the outcomes. In this way you can prevent setbacks and safeguard your success on a long-term basis, particularly if you consider your company’s various planning levels in a complex risk management system.
Agile process optimisation
It is the daily routines in businesses that determine how flexibly and quickly a company can work and react. Here a systematic process optimisation will make procedures not only faster and more efficient, but also more transparent and, above all, more adaptive to change. If process optimisation is integrated into the company in such a way that the firm becomes a self-learning organisation, it will have cleared a major hurdle on the road to success.