Most organizations face stiff challenges in today’s marketplace. Changing demographics, new technologies, aggressive competition, and sophisticated consumers demand that organizations change the way they do business or face extinction.

Too many organizations respond to these challenges by trying to do what they have done in the past. Those that thrive welcome change and renew themselves by aligning with current and future realities.

High Performance Strategy Modules

Each module contains science-based business knowledge with interactive elements, and takes two to three hours to complete.

+ Transforming to High Performance
  • Define organization assessment and understand its purpose.
  • Learn basic principles of open systems.
  • Learn the purpose and uses of the Transformation Model.
  • Use the Transformation Model to analyze an organization case study.

+ High Performance Reality Check
  • Review and discuss the current financial/cost structure of the organization.
  • Summarize your organization’s key result area and performance.
  • Assess the adequacy of current resources.
  • Review current market conditions and key competitors.
  • Identify key customer, key stakeholders, and their expectations.
  • Evaluate current market conditions affecting your organization.
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of key competitors.

+ Principles of HP Strategy
  • Learn the meaning and critical elements of strategy.
  • Understand two orientations to strategy and determine where you are on this continuum.
  • Explore three approaches to strategy.
  • Assess the current strategy of your organization.
  • Assess the current results of your organization
  • Learn the strategic design sequence you will follow in clarifying your strategy

+ Core Ideology
  • Understand the role of a core ideology in your organization’s success.
  • Learn about the ideologies of some of the most successful companies
  • Explore the legacy of your organization.
  • Define your organization’s mission.
  • Analyze the beliefs that have created your culture.
  • Reach consensus on your guiding principles.

+ High Performance Competitive Advantage
  • Understand customers’ perception of value as the foundation of differentiation.
  • Create a long-term business focus.
  • Identify competitive differentiators within your industry.
  • Do a competitive analysis against the competitive differentiators.
  • Select competitive anchors that distinguish you from your competitors and competitive necessities that define in which area you must keep up.
  • Develop a value position.

+ Vision is Everything
  • Understand the primary questions that must be answered to establish strategic direction.
  • Clarify a vision of your organization five years in the future
  • Identify the characteristics of your current customers and the deliverables you provide them.
  • Describe your future customers and how your deliverables and products or services may change to meet their needs.
  • Explore your organization’s core competencies and define the competencies you will need in order to compete in the future.

+ Genesis of a Master Plan
  • Understand the importance of an integrated master plan for managing your organization.
  • Select a number of critical success factors for your organization.
  • Identify major performance initiatives to implement your ideal vision
  • Fill out a performance initiatives matrix showing the relationship between your critical success factors and performance initiatives.
  • Learn how to create a project charter to guide the implementation of each initiative
  • Know how to commission project teams for each initiative
  • Understand the basics for project management and how to use a project implementation worksheet.