‘Hope’ is Not a Good Strategy

We Create a Direct Line-of-Sight Between What Your Department Does On A Daily Basis and How It Achieves Your Organization’s Overall Mission.

Mission / Vision

Does your mission / vision need to be refreshed?  Is it sitting on a dusty shelf?  Is it so lofty that it lacks true meaning and relevance?  We can lead your staff through a mission / vision process so that they will be the true guiding documents they’re intended to be.

Strategic Alignment

Like a car, your departmental programs need to be aligned.  There may have been some mission creep, or more likely, you have no visibility how your projects and programs achieve your organization’s mission.  See the process chart below about the steps we take to get your organization back into shape.

Performance Metrics

You do what you measure.  Some organizations measure outputs, not outcomes, and may not know if they’re truly hitting their target.  Others may not be measuring at all.   Let us show you how to make metrics that are meaningful, accurate, and tell a story.

OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

  • Mission/Vision

    How does your department connect to the organization's overall mission?

  • Best Fit Measures

    How do you know you're creating value?

  • Strategy

    What is your competitive advantage, and how will you use it?

  • Target & Gap

    What's your target and the current gap to reach it?

  • Programs & Initiatives

    What programs help achieve the mission and target?.

STRATEGIC WORKS

See Examples of Past Projects.

Strategic Skillsets

Strategic Alignment
95%
Strategic Planning
90%
Mission / Vision
90%
Board / Staff Facilitation
85%
Strategic Communications
95%

CASE STUDY — MINNESOTA ZOO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

How to Realign the Education Department to Advance the Zoo’s Mission? Click the Picture to Read the Case Study.

Education Strategy Planning at the Minnesota Zoo
Zoo Education Strategic RealignmentJim led this strategic realignment of the Zoo education department. Click the picture to read the case study.