Strategic Alignment

The Strategic Alignment Workshops and Sprints are designed for management or cross-functional teams that have an urgent need to deeply understand and connect with each other in a compressed period of time.  The program is perfect for teams that have been restructured or are preparing to go through a significant transformation. The workshops are based on the Simple Business Design framework and additional topics can be added to the scope.

Your Outcomes

The management team participating in the workshops will achieve the following outcomes…

  • Clarity about how to focus on customer value and how the different departments and functions contribute in a holistic and aligned way.
  • Confidence about the mission and direction of the business with a clear and compelling story to inspire the organization, particularly with new strategy or initiative.
  • Control through the identification of risks and the next best actions to accelerate the execution of the strategy.

The Journey

The Strategic Alignment Workshops and Sprints are comprised of 5 half-day sessions across 3-4 weeks. Working with the sponsor, we begin with a structured start with a clear agreement on goals to be achieved and your current confidence levels on different dimensions of your business.

Each of the workshops is inspired by different business areas of the Simple Business Design framework. However, we provide ourselves full freedom to work on other specific topics.

The Investment

The participants of the Strategic Alignment Workshops and Sprints will need to invest time in some pre-work, the five half-days and having discussions with other people between the workshops. Each of the workshop sessions is 3-4 hours and there will be homework such as validating topics with others and reflecting on concepts between the sessions.

The Strategic Alignment Workshop program costs EUR 8,500 (excl. VAT) for one coach to facilitate up to five participants and 15,000 (excl. VAT) for two coaches to facilitate up to 10 participants. Sprints which include additional experts in the domain, such as Sustainability, cost 20,000 (excl VAT). Additional coaching is EUR 350-500 (excl. VAT) per hour per coach.

van beek

These are confusing times. If you want to get rid of the clutter and focus on what will really help you to accelerate your business have a look at the ebullient canvas as we did for two businesses. Chris, with whom we have worked before, has guided us through the process and helped us to focus on what will really push us forward. The outcome: simplicity of strategy and clarity of execution. If you want a few days of fun and innovation, Chris is your guy!

Jessica van Beek

What stands out about Chris is his deeply human approach to leadership. He has this innate ability to engage with people in a way that allows their passion and professionalism to truly shine. Chris’s ability to seamlessly align all teams with business goals ensures that our organization continues to innovate and create value.  But Chris doesn’t just stop at being an exceptional leader and executive. His role as a business design coach and consultant is where his human-centric approach flourishes. Witnessing how he supports and guides leaders through personal coaching and team alignment, especially during times of change, is deeply inspiring. It’s clear that his involvement leads to more coherent and empowered leadership within the company.

Ihab Tag
Product Manager

I can highly recommend trying out the simple business canvas. Not only does it help you as an entrepreneur to ask yourself the right questions on what you’d like to achieve, but also it facilitates you to make the connection to how and with whom you’d like to achieve this for your business. I does it with utmost simplicity and it does not take a lot of your time.   It does focuses on the key topics you always need to take into account and balance when starting, growing or improving your organisation (big and small). In this way it will support and accelerate your own thought and decision making process.

Michiel Ooms

Using the simple business canvas was simple, quick and insightful. Chris guided us carefully to build it up in steps and iterate so that the final version feels robust. It makes a coherent, focused plan to achieve strategic aims faster while taking account of the realities on the ground. Chris has a talent for fostering teamwork while clearly identifying pain points and addressing them; and creates a fun atmosphere to accomplish work.

Simon Brod
Director Innovation and Development

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