Ignition happens when something catches fire. The strategy is your company’s plan. It’s more than the latest tactics that you use to get give short term wins. Strategy is about foundational decision that direct your company towards the future. An igniting strategy energizes the company. Staff becomes motivated and commits to common decisions.
To achieve an igniting strategy the company needs to have certain things in place beyond what has already been mentioned. The strategy needs agility and the company needs a way to manage implementation.
Here’s a short overview of our framework that we use to explain how a company can achieve an igniting strategy. The framework is made up by three interconnected loops. Each loop represents a phase of the company’s strategy process.
In the first loop rotates at a quarterly speed. The company’s status is reviewed and changes to the direction can be made if necessary. During the second loop work is prioritized on a weekly level. What is prioritized depends on what was decided in the first loop. In the third loop actions take place on a daily level. The actions come from the prioritization done on a weekly level.
The key in this this framework is that each loop needs to be connected to the other loops. Everything starts from the first loop and get inherited to the next loops. This connects the strategy with concrete goals and practical action. If the need arises, changes can be made at the appropriate level. This is what we mean to have an igniting strategy with agility – An Agile Strategy.
We have created a fast acid test that allows company management to evaluate their current business strategy quickly. It’s possible to see where the present soft spots are. The test takes only a few moments to complete. You encounter a few short questions where you choose between green, yellow, or red. We use this same test in our daily work. If you are responsible for thinking about strategic questions and implementation in your business, you may want to complete this test.
Just let us know that you want to do the test, and we will send it to you over email.
Stradigo is a brand owned by Rdigo Oy (Business-ID: 2120844-1).
Rdigo Oy is registered in Finland as a Limited company. We are a strategy consultancy located in the Helsinki capital region.
We’ve been in business since 2007. The company name comes from the latin word Redigo, meaning both ‘I shape’ & ‘I renew’.
Stradigo combines the word strategy with Rdigo.