Strategy Alignment

Strategy that achieves your vision

The challenge to close the gap between strategy and execution is increasing because the world we live in is becoming more and more competitive, chaotic, unpredictable, and challenging with each passing year. Internally, businesses are struggling to prioritise, allocate resources effectively, align their business units and build the capabilities required to deliver sustainable growth. Externally, we are navigating one of the most challenging business environments in nearly a century.

Having a strategy to combat that is easy. Executing on it is the hard part. In fact, 70% of change management initiatives fail between the strategy and execution phases. Strategic alignment—gaining buy-in and enthusiasm at every level of the organisation—is key to making change work. GP Strategies works with you to plan your mission, strategy and execution, and:

  • Provide strategic analysis spanning internal and external factors
  • Align your organisation toward achieving your vision
  • Drive clarity and accountability throughout your company
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Transform the way leadership thinks about strategy

Every organisation must have an aspirational vision, or destination, which is time bound. Organisational strategy is created against this vision, and execution needs to be aligned, at every level, function and geography, throughout the organisation. GP Strategies will help you challenge current strategies and create new ones aligned to a single, stated and aspiring vision. Then we will clarify it throughout the organisation, with each individual fully understanding their part in the plan, their operating boundaries, and what the priorities are to achieve their mission. Transparency, accountability, confidence and commitment are all desired outcomes.

Partner to execute your strategy

Pressure test your strategy

We do not just implement a plan, we pressure test it. The goal is to objectively test assumptions, face risks, encounter unknowns and pressure test the execution of the plan. We believe every mission should be rehearsed and checked before executing. By going through this process, we can create a better-aligned plan with increased chances for success, identified contingencies and confidence within the team.

Of course, having the right culture in place is critical. In a high-performance culture, that means cultivating the ability to run at the pace of the fastest person, with excellent behaviours and operating standards. High performing teams unlock competitive advantage, create a streamlined way of working and are always looking to improve on yesterday’s performance. This is not team building, however. It is about cultivating the behaviours and mindsets needed to become high performing individuals and teams—the behaviours needed to achieve extraordinary results.

Case Studies

Explore our real-world client success stories

Business Impact
Grew business KPIs double-digit year on year
Awarded the Woodruff Cup – an organisation wide award

Putting the Fizz Back Into Flattening Performance: Creating High-Performing Teams

When the numbers arrived in late 2015 at Coca-Cola’s Turkey, Caucasus, and Central Asia (TCCA) hub, it set off alarm bells. See how GP Strategies partnered to help reverse the downward trend.
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Business Impact
Gold
Brandon Hall Excellence in Talent Management
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Felt leadership skills improved

Developing Leaders at Havas Health & You: From Introspection to Inspiration

As one of the world’s largest global communications groups, Havas Health & You is responsible for producing advertising campaigns that help their clients garner incredible brand recognition.
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Insight and Innovation

Discover thought leadership from our clients and team of experts

Business As Unusual: Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Anyone who has ever been a leader knows it comes with as many challenges as it does benefits. But few could have imagined the way leaders have been tested as they have navigated the cataclysmic impact of a global pandemic.

Leading In Crisis: Turn Fear Into Adrenaline

Unless you are an essential business, you have been forced into some version of paralysis coupled with genuine fear. To understand human behaviour around fear, it is important to recognise that it is not just the risks that create fear but also the unknown: When will this be over? How will I ensure my employees are safe? How can I maintain customer engagement and keep my business afloat? In this article on leading in crisis from McKinney Rogers, a division of GP Strategies, learn how businesses can apply effective military philosophies to overcome obstacles and succeed under new operating conditions.

Episode #27 | Business Strategy: Best Practices for Successful Planning and Execution

It is easy for internal business teams or organisations to get caught up in siloed thinking. Murphy Bright, Consultant and former U.S. Marine, joins the podcast to share why success does not just depend on having a great strategy, but on an…