Strategy + Execution = Results

Strategic planning support + strategy execution software that focuses the organization on delivering the plan

The Right Strategy
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The right strategy is just the start.  If you don't have one, Stratex experts will work with you to get a great one.
Single source workspace
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Everyone goes to the same site for all planning and execution activities'.  No more 3 ring binders or frustrating searching for files.  Plans are updated and communicated through the software instantly. 
Focus and Alignment
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What gets measured, gets done.  The Stratex Software Solution pushes key activities out into the organization with timelines and progress reports so that everyone knows exactly what they need to do.
Execution and Governance
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Stratex Software makes oversight command and control easy. Dashboards and tracking tools to monitor and evaluate progress.  Quickly adjust resources and priorities so that results are delivered.
Success!
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 All the pieces come together.  Plans get delivered.  Consistently.

State of the art planning approach (The Baldrige Criteria) turned into software that drives results

Strategic Planning has rightfully gotten a bad name.  For the vast majority of organizations, it simply doesn't deliver results consistently.

The key problem is spending too much time on the theoretical side of planning that delivers nothing but 3-ring binders, combined with insufficient attention to solid execution that focuses and measures your organizations delivery of the strategies.

Stratex Solutions is based on the Malcom Baldrige strategic planning framework, a comprehensive, state of the art approach proven to deliver great results.

If you want to learn more about Baldrige (you don't need to, this is under the hood type information or for the Baldrige community) click here: Baldrige

 

Strategy Igniter

The Strategy Igniter™ includes ongoing support by an expert strategic planning coach, software tools including the Stratex Strategy Planning and Execution system, the Customer and Employee Satisfaction and Engagement assessment system, and the Scorecard measurement system. Your coach will facilitate your use of the tools and assist with identifying the most important organizational issues and approaches to kickstart your results into high gear!

Software

The foundation of all that is Stratex Solutions. Built on a best in class strategic planning framework the tool offers best in class functionality for managing and executing a successful plan.

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

Assessments

Don't know where you're at? Our customized assessment tool helps you figure out where you're at.  Assessments are a mandatory step for strategic planning or compliance work.

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.

Dashboards

They're central to the ease of the system.  You set up dashboards to measure the things you want to measure.  Customize dashboards by level, by group, by team, whatever works for you.

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 what 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.

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

Stratex Current News

Our story was featured on the front page of Startland News as a feature item!
Over 1000 attendees will get to listen to insights from Stratex at this major strategic planning summit sponsored by Stratex!
Stratex will present best in class strategic planning insights at Florida's largest conference devoted to planning!
Honeywell has asked Stratex to start a strategic planning knowledge group. Interest meeting to be held on February 22nd, at Honeywell. More details to come!

Stratex Blog Posts and News

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”