Strategy + Execution = Results

Strategic Planning has rightfully gotten a bad name.  

For the vast majority of organizations, it simply doesn't deliver consistent results.

Organizations spend too much time on the theoretical side of planning and far too little effort on the execution component that actually delivers the plan.

Stratex Solutions connects strategy and execution using the best in class Malcom Baldrige strategic planning framework, a comprehensive, state of the art approach proven to deliver great results.

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Drive Your Business with Strategy Igniter

The Strategy Igniter™ is the core of our tool set and includes:

  1. The Stratex Strategy Planning and Execution system.
  2. Ongoing support - at the level you need - by an expert strategic planning coach,
  3. The Customer and Employee Satisfaction and Engagement assessment system.
  4. 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

Strategic Planning

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.

Software

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.

Assessments

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.

Dashboards

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.

Benefits

One Destination

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.

Alignment

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!

Execution

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.

Engaged Teams

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.

Stratex delivers

Prior to Stratex our plan was managed utilizing spreadsheets, datasheets, word documents, etc. With  Stratex we have streamlined the process from our 5-year SWOT and goal setting to short term action items. Plan time management has been cut by up to 75%, especially during the initial planning stages and ongoing annual planning.  I can’t imagine having to manage our plan again without Stratex!

Tina Kirsch

Corporate Performance Officer, Midwest Transplant Networks

“It’s been a joy to work with Raina Knox and Courtney Cole, co-founders of Stratex Solutions, LLC, to learn about their innovative strategic planning software.  Raina has been a consummate professional in all of her dealings with us, and we appreciate her skillful and patient instructions on using their product to maximum advantage.  I personally believe that Stratex Solutions has produced a versatile and highly effective tool for strategic planning that will be of great benefit to governments throughout the country.”

 

Ellen Belzer

Organizational Development Manager

City of Kansas City, Missouri

We are very excited to continue implement Stratex. We used the Stratex framework already to develop the City's most recent update to the five-year Citywide Business Plan. Stratex will provide further accountability to delivery of city programs and goals as adopted by the City Council. We will also begin using Stratex as a framework for the KCStat meetings with the Mayor and the City Manager. Kansas City is already regarded as a municipal leader in strategic planning and performance management. Stratex will provide that next tool in the box to further enhance what is already a national model.

 Scott M. Huizenga, Budget Manager, KCMO

The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results

Read about the journey two separate healthcare organizations at very different stages of development went through to achieve stronger results.

Download the case study here, or read the study below in the blog post section.

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Case Studies and Blog Posts 

The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results

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”

Strategic Thinking

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”

Beyond Surveys-Moving Beyond the What to the Why to Support Meaningful Organizational Change

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”

Seeking the Elusive Stakeholder Engagement – Treasure Found

    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”

Why Conducting a SWOT Analysis is a Complete Waste of Time

    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”

Strategic Innovation – No more bright shiny objects

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”

A Call to Action-Meeting the Needs of “Atypical” Entrepreneurs

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”

“First rule of leadership: everything is your fault” Hopper, from A Bugs Life

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”