Owen Morris offers a flexible range of expert support to help your organisation develop its future path of success.

Research and review of your strategic position

Success comes from truly understanding an organisation’s external environment, on the one hand, and internal strengths and capabilities on the other, and producing the best match.

We can help you in carrying out both an external and internal review, bringing expertise in a range of research and analytical tools as well as a vital, external perspective, to produce an incisive assessment. Our techniques range from consultation visits, focus groups and facilitated workshops to detailed quantitative surveys, online research, and targeted desk studies and data collection.

Vision, mission, values & strategy development

As a crucial basis for driving an organisation forward, we assist directors and senior management teams to develop strong and inspiring ‘strategic frameworks’. Core elements typically include purpose/vision statement, mission, market/offer definition, business/operating model, organisational values, medium-term objectives, key functional priorities and initiatives, a resourcing framework, company structure, performance management arrangements and an overall risk profile.

Our range of creative, analytical and strategic tools and techniques will naturally complement and support your own executive team.

Business and operating plans

We can help you translate a strategic framework into more detailed strategies and plans. For example, strategic plans for specific products, services or markets, plans for individual business units or divisions, an overall operating plan for the organisation as a whole, or plans for specific departments or major initiatives/projects.

We can help ensure you have strategies and plans that are agile and flexible, not fixed and inflexible, so you can respond fast as the world around you changes.

Implementation and performance tracking

In the drawing up and then implementation of plans it is important to consult and communicate widely with key stakeholders (for example, employees, clients, partner organisations, suppliers) and to link individual staff members’ goals to overall plans. And, of course, for when plans are underway, it is vital to have in pace sound mechanisms for reporting and monitoring actual performance. We can assist on all these fronts.

Flexible assistance across the whole strategy process

Our advice and support is always tailored to suit each client. For example, we can: • Review current planning processes or design improved processes. • Organise and manage an overall planning cycle for a Board • Facilitate strategic and planning workshops • Coach, guide and assist individual managers in drawing up specific functional or local plans • Write full strategic or business plans or comment on existing plans.

Whatever your strategic thinking or planning requirements, you can count on Owen Morris to bring you extra professional know-how, expertise and support that will complement your own team many times over.