Drive Your Business with Strategy Igniter
The Strategy Igniter™ is the core of our tool set and includes:
- The Stratex Strategy Planning and Execution system.
- Ongoing support - at the level you need - by an expert strategic planning coach,
- The Customer and Employee Satisfaction and Engagement assessment system.
- The Scorecard measurement system.
Your coach will focus your efforts and use of the tools, and help you identify the critical organizational issues to kickstart your results into high gear!
Tools and Services
If you have a completed strategic plan, we just load that into the tool and you're good to go. Or, we can help you develop your plan, or improve the one you have. Every client has a dedicated senior partner on their business.
The foundation of Stratex Solutions. Built on a best in class strategic planning framework, the tool delivers easy to use functionality for developing, managing and executing a successful plan.
Don't know where you're at or what's going on? Our customized assessment tool helps you determine exactly what the situation is. Assessments are a mandatory step for successful strategic planning or compliance work.
Set up dashboards to measure your critical success factors so everyone knows at a glance exactly where you're at. Customize dashboards by level, by group, by team, whatever makes the most sense for you business.
Everything you need to plan, monitor, govern, your plan in one place. All relevant files are in one place and can be attached to as many initiatives as you'd like - never waste time searching for a file again.
Only 15% of typical employees can name one critical strategic goal, and only 7% are committed to delivering that goal. Stratex tools and dashboards improve employee alignment so everyone is focused on mission critical goals!
Everyone knows what the plan is, and what their role is in delivering the plan. How refreshing would that be - to know how you and your company is doing in real time.
One of the highest contributors to employee satisfaction is knowing that what they do has an impact. When your team knows that they're working on the right thing, and can track that progress in real time, good things happen.
Strategic Planning Stakeholder Engagement
Engaging your delivery partners and stakeholders in your strategic planning process should go well beyond a one-time conversation at the front end of plan development. Learn how one organization has transformed their stakeholder relationships through involving them in the problem solving stake of strategic plan implementation.
Case Studies and Blog Posts
The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results A Case Study of Organ Procurement Organizations Dr. Raina Knox, CEO Stratex Solutions This strategic planning case study covers a span of seven years and highlights outcomes from two organ procurement organizations. It was written to provide a brief summary of thought provoking discoveries experienced … Continue reading “The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results”
A new year is upon us. For many executives, this is the time to review the strategic plan by pulling it out of the dusty binder to orchestrate a new year planning session. For others, it’s a time to refresh the minds and review what was achieved. What better time to get real! I challenge … Continue reading “Strategic Thinking”
Surveys can be a crutch for organizations. The advantages to using surveys are that the survey instruments are easily developed and distributed, and provide the opportunity to track specific responses over time. However, there are significant drawbacks to using surveys as the only method of collecting information from stakeholders and customers. Survey information gathered is … Continue reading “Beyond Surveys-Moving Beyond the What to the Why to Support Meaningful Organizational Change”
The origin of the quest for stakeholder engagement began as a step in the process of developing a new strategic plan. The treasure found was unexpected and not immediately recognized. Like many treasure discoveries, it took a bit of sifting to see the shiny nuggets found. The organization featured with the bravery to … Continue reading “Seeking the Elusive Stakeholder Engagement – Treasure Found”
Conducting a SWOT analysis is the motherhood and apple pie of strategic planning. Everyone knows that’s one of the first things on the Strategic Planning Retreat agenda. Take a moment to consider just how many of these exercises you have participated in throughout your career. Very likely the number is more than the … Continue reading “Why Conducting a SWOT Analysis is a Complete Waste of Time”
Innovation is such a common buzz word; it is starting to make the lists of overused words. However, in a world where most organizations have a shortage of key resources (human and financial) innovation is one of the few methods where significant improvements can be made. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria places significant emphasis on … Continue reading “Strategic Innovation – No more bright shiny objects”
I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. The image many of us have of entrepreneurs is that of young energetic twenty somethings out to change the world or to carve off their own piece of it. I am a 50ish woman with a very long history of working in large to midsize corporations but … Continue reading “A Call to Action-Meeting the Needs of “Atypical” Entrepreneurs”
Everyone looks in the mirror and think they’re looking at a natural leader. But according to Gallup, 82% of managers are pretty much complete failures. Only 1 out of 10 are really right for the job. While “managing” is different than “leading,” it’s a close enough proxy to demonstrate that there are very, very few … Continue reading ““First rule of leadership: everything is your fault” Hopper, from A Bugs Life”