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At Accenture, we still believe that strategic planning is important, however, refinements to traditional strategy processes are needed in light of the current business environment.
Our new global economic reality has important business implications in several key areas; customer values and buying behavior has changed substantially, power dynamics in the value chain continue to shift, and the competitive landscape is also different. In addition, new financial and environmental regulations threaten to distort existing markets.
While there have been dramatic shifts in the “normal operating environment”, we believe the fundamentals of strategic planning still apply. Tactical decisions should always be aligned with a high-level strategic plan based on clear objectives. While reactive strategies might work in the short-term, it is the long-term strategies that will generate, and ensure sustainable value creation well into the future.
We help companies develop a more comprehensive approach to strategy formulation that accounts for their ambition and risk tolerance, helping them to choose among the wide range of options they face, enabling them to align their organizations with their chosen strategy and allowing them to measure their performance against their strategic goals and make adjustments as needed.
Our rigorous approach—which includes our next generation wargaming methodology: a combination of traditional wargaming theory and scenario planning—helps to ensure management develops and implements an agile, actionable and outcomes-oriented competitive strategy which takes into account a wide range of future alternatives. Our experience shows organizations will implement a much higher proportion of competitive recommendations resulting from our approach to corporate development in contrast to more traditional approaches.
Our deep skills and broad experience across strategy, coupled with our ability to deliver on a global scale, provide you with practical solutions that will help you to shape and execute your corporate direction — balancing risk with reward and opportunity with uncertainty — ensuring that you have the right strategy and the right planning mechanisms in place to allow you to compete successfully in a volatile marketplace.
Strategic Direction & Investment StrategyHelps companies shape a direction and prioritize investments to maximize chances of outperforming the market in an unpredictable environment.
Corporate Portfolio StrategyHelps companies determine where to place investments on the Corporate Portfolio in order to find the mix of businesses that best balances growth, profit and risk management.
Strategic Planning CapabilityHelps companies to build a sustainable Strategic Planning Capability which ensures alignment on objectives and execution of the corporate strategy across the organization.
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