Most strategic plans say more about todays circumstances than tomorrows opportunities. Improvements are incremental. Many companies stick to whats familiar even though the real opportunities are often elsewhere.
Vanto Group takes fully into account a companys characteristics, resources, problems, and objectives; then departs from that reality to a wholly new approach.
Our strategic design process does far more than determine what actions should be taken in the future. It actually creates and designs a new future. The process establishes an environment that actively supports and pulls for the fulfillment of that future.
Fully Integrated Implementation – A Unique Approach
Managers and executives who understand strategic vision as a compelling force know that implementing it throughout an organization is critical to a companys success. Often it is not the companys strategy, product, or innovative management that distinguishes the company in the marketplace, but rather, how the company implements what it does. Unique to Vantos strategic design process is the way implementation is built in from the beginning. Each employee knows what the company is out to accomplish. They know their part and the difference they can make.
This ownership and committed action throughout an organization makes a company agile, flexible, and powerful in ways almost nothing else can. The strategic intent or future becomes a powerful force in the organization: It builds a life of its own, it develops its own momentum, and carries its own enthusiasm. Vanto has had remarkable success in aiding its clients in the implementation of this vision.
In Vantos strategic design process, a core group (25-150 people representing all parts of the organization) participates. These people create the strategic plan together and then take it out to their colleagues, which initiates a powerful momentum for implementation. The engagement generally takes place during 11-19 days in periodic two- to three-day sessions during a year and is customized for each client.
“Top executives are often very successful in articulating their goals but have a difficult time communicating them effectively, and more importantly, having others take them on as their own. When a company’s objectives do not live at every level and with every employee, they do not exist with any real power. When it comes to a cultural change program, which we all know is extremely difficult, what greatly impressed me with regard to the Vanto Group process and technology is that it has a way of actually giving people an access — a detailed, hands-on access — to altering the culture of an organization. Having spent a large amount of time myself designing organizational strategies, and knowing the difficulty of getting them implemented and accepted, this process is incredibly promising. It allows an organization to cut through all the resistance and effect significant change in a surprisingly short length of time.”