Strategy Language

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How you can eliminate wasted conversations by separating strategy conversations into sub conversations.

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Strategy Language

  1. 1. Strategy Language<br />A language platform for discussing strategy<br />
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Digit<br />
  3. 3. I’m here to talk to you about. . .<br />Strategy Language<br />
  4. 4. This presentation is about using a common platform to describe strategy.<br />
  5. 5. Let’s start with. . .<br />“What is strategy language?”<br />
  6. 6. It’s the concepts, and the relationships between these concepts, that people typically use when discussing business strategy.<br />
  7. 7. By using a common platform to describe our strategywe can . . .<br />. . . have a common language to describe where we are going.<br />
  8. 8. . . . all understand how the strategy elements fit together to form the whole.<br />By using a common platform to describe our strategywe can . . .<br />
  9. 9. . . . ask questions about why we do things the way we do, and see the impacts everywhere.<br />By using a common platform to describe our strategywe can . . .<br />
  10. 10. By using a common platform to describe our strategywe can . . .<br />. . . debate new strategies without getting lost in terminology<br />
  11. 11. Okay, we&apos;re convinced. <br />A common platform to describe strategy would be useful. <br />But what is this platform? <br />
  12. 12. Could you hurry up?<br />These are heavy.<br />
  13. 13. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />PLAN<br />
  14. 14. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />PLANand then take ACTION.<br />
  15. 15. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />Once the plan is complete you get people and resources moving.<br />
  16. 16. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />You take the action within a specified time frame dictated by your outlook.<br />
  17. 17. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />You take the action to achieve specific measurable outcomes. S.M.A.R.T.<br />
  18. 18. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />The measurable outcomes are the visible manifestations of the desires, wants, wishes of the team.<br />
  19. 19. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />And consistent with: <br />how the entity is organized, structured, and managed<br />
  20. 20. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />And consistent with: <br />how the entity chooses to behave<br />
  21. 21. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />And finally with: <br />its purpose for being<br />
  22. 22. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />Yes, these seven categories describe the conversations people have when they discuss strategy.<br />That’s it, 7 categories?<br />
  23. 23. STRATEGY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU:<br />You see, by understanding that strategy conversations are made up of separate and related sub-conversations, we eliminate confusion.<br />I get it! We debate the idea – not the term.<br />
  24. 24. Imagine if everyone in your organization had a common understanding of strategy conversations?<br />
  25. 25. What value could you unlock?<br />
  26. 26. If you’d like more info about the power of structured conversations.<br />Call us and ask for John.<br />Tell him Digit sent you.<br />Ennova Inc.<br />Toronto, Ontario<br />1-888- 6ennova<br />905-294-8050 (local)<br />John @ennova.ca<br />
  27. 27. Hey Digit, can you give me a hand with this?<br />

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