Alignment and Visioning
When organizations face critical decisions, they must increasingly take into account the competing objectives and input of a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. Even when a desire for change is common to all parties, setting a shared direction is rarely straightforward. GBN designs and facilitates strategic conversations among key stakeholders that shift the focus from identifying constraints to imagining and pursuing shared opportunities. We then facilitate dialogues that reveal and connect divergent perspectives into a more cohesive vision and commitment to action. By combining our deep expertise in scenario thinking, with world-class design and facilitation, GBN helps organizations to:
- Map stakeholder positions on critical issues and make explicit the implicit assumptions underlying these positions
- Apply scenario tools to better understand the broader context in which both the visions and competencies of the organization will need to succeed. This enables the organization to test the relative strength of various positions against external factors and spot new, emerging opportunities
- Tap into the group's collective intelligence and create alignment when there are diverse opinions about critical topics
- Develop and articulate common goals, values, and priorities among key stakeholders in order to create a shared vision and language. Help identify and prioritize the changes — strategic, managerial and operational — needed to make the vision a reality
- Generate deep ownership and commitment to the successful implementation of the decisions that you reach
- Create effective communications to engage the broader organization, and external stakeholders as necessary, in your vision and decisions
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