Deliverology: From Idea to Implementation

Strategy is the integrated set of actions an organization takes to create competitive advantage. It is a complex journey of large and small decisions made in a rapidly evolving external business environment that must take into account a company’s operating rhythm and leadership dynamics. This requires on-going dialogue on strategic issues, as well as the ability to execute a new strategic plan. We take a global, cross-sector, cross-functional view of risk issues, combining our deep industry insight and strategic skills with a structured risk-management approach, proven methodologies focused on transformation, analytical tools, and practical implementation.

We help companies strengthen their strategy development processes, enhance overall strategic decision-making, and improve execution. We support clients in designing tailored solutions to specific issues or in fully redesigning their approach to strategic management and planning. A critical part of enhancing the planning process is improving overall strategic decision-making capabilities. We help clients design and implement integrated risk-management solutions and bring a risk-reward perspective to strategic decision-making and day-to-day operations.

Three things define our approach: First, we bring analytical rigor to the science of organization, using facts and benchmarks to scope the opportunity and measure results. Second, every effort to strengthen organizations is integrated with business imperatives: executing strategy, improving operations, meeting customer needs. Third, we focus not just on short-term results, but on building organizational health—the capabilities and qualities that underpin sustained performance. Specifically, we work with our clients to:

Bring a Rigorous Approach to Organization Design

We take a fully cross-functional approach; working closely with strategy, technology, engineering, marketing, purchasing, and production. We apply our expert knowledge to product and operational improvement by transferring best practices across industries, creating customized next practices for our clients, and effectively applying our consultants’ deep industry-specific experience.

We help clients design and conduct quality transformations and remediation programs in a broad range of industries. For example, our expertise enables us to address the particular requirements of highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals or to address the complexities of advanced-manufacturing industries such as aerospace and defense. Our transformation-based approach spans the complete value chain and product life cycle, from product development to sales and service.

Link Organization to Strategy

Working in collaboration with senior leaders, we help public-sector organizations set a vision for strategic outcomes, build a robust fact base, rigorously assess options under uncertainty, design an actionable plan, win support from key stakeholders, and evaluate progress from design through execution to ensure that strategies have lasting impact.

Drawing on insights from the private sector and decades of public-sector work, we support clients on a range of strategic topics, including identifying social, economic, and technology trends; synchronizing budgeting and strategic-planning processes; designing stakeholder-engagement plans; and creating innovation programs at scale. 

Integration of Operations and Strategy

We use proven approaches, such as the portfolio of initiatives and senior-team workshops, to help our clients identify solutions, accelerate innovation, and drive on-the-ground change. The scope of our data, the interpretive force of our models, and the rigor of the processes applied by our analytics experts equip leaders to build a clearer and more detailed picture of the project, make better-informed and more robust decisions, and introduce greater transparency into direction setting.

 

Related Practices

We help clients develop strategies that are tightly aligned to business goals and corporate priorities, and to design organization and governance approaches to deliver the highest value.

Mr. David Hamilton

Mr. David Hamilton

Building Capabilities for Performance

Our consultants work across industries to help executives solve their most important technology challenges, from critical applications and business processes to the implementation.