We take a practical approach to things—brought from our own experience of building, growing and leading businesses—and supported by tried and tested academic tools and techniques.
This means that in a Lucidity workshop, we don’t over-complicate things. We keep things realistic, underpinned by academic rigour.
Effective strategies are simple. We use real examples that are a mix from wider industry and strategies that we’ve implemented or seen ourselves in other businesses. We help teams understand what good looks like and remove ambiguity.
We’ll work with you through four key steps, using best practice all the way.
First, we help you to surface and understand the reality of what is going on inside and outside your business.
We then help you look ahead to identify and agree on the aspirations that your team can get behind.
Good strategy is about choosing where to focus, so next we help you work through the decisions around that.
We help you build your plan by defining strategic the objectives that the must be achieved for the strategy to be a success.
We agree on the workshop length based on your situation and how you want to work with us.
The Lucidity team then help you to prepare, facilitate the workshop itself and provide follow-ups to help you achieve the results.
The gap between strategy and execution is now well recognised. Recent research from MIT Sloan (2019) shows that only 28% of senior managers could list 3 of their own company’s strategic objectives, with this lack of alignment plummeting to 13% for lower level managers and frontline teams.
So as part of our approach, Lucidity also spends time and effort helping you understand and avoid this strategy-to-execution gap.
We teach effective and practical approaches that make sure everyone in the business understands the strategy, is engaged with it and is aligned to make sure you get the results that you aspire to.
We love it when our customers become the winners in their marketplace.