Business Strategy Planning

Identifying the right strategic plan, having an implementation plan and monitoring successful implementation is vital to forming the best organisational structure and functions. One size really doesn’t fit all, the more complex the business and products lines the more vital it is to have a bespoke structure which may even be a mix of different models based on the optimal design required. When it comes to setting strategy, corporate culture and directing employees and management down a new road it is imperative you get engagement and choose the right team to implement transformational change across the group and at each business unit.

Change management is a business strategy that can be used to assist your business transition to any type of change more rapidly and more effectively in Dubai or any of the Emirates. Employees, teams, and entire organisations can benefit from an organised change management training process where the changes are introduced, worked through and understood completely by every party involved in the change. Employee engagement and buy-in is pivotal to maintain momentum and you will need to identify key change agents to support the transformation plans step by step. When it comes to planning, strategizing and communicating sometimes an independent team can bring fresh ideas and challenge to the plans being formulated. Organisations can generally classified under four main headings:

  • Defenders – seek stability and usually have a very narrow range of products in a narrow segment of the potential market. Tries to block new entrants and has a centralised training function for ‘building’ human resources.
  • Prospectors – establish and develop new markets and try to enter before other competitors ‘acquire’ human resources. Training is limited to acquiring skills and acquire from the market.
  • Analysers – They wait until market conditions are viable and adopt a matrix with training functions on ‘allocating’ human resources and provide gap analysis of the skills needed and training programmes are internally delivered for employees and management.
  • Reactors – exhibit inconsistency in their strategies. Training and development is impacted based on the strategy employed. Miles, R. E. and Snow, C. C. (1984) ‘Designing Strategic Human Resources Systems’, Organizational Dynamics 13(1): 36-52

When complex and extreme changes are in the works for your business, a change manager and executive coach would be the perfect complement to support your transformation team. Dubai Computer Services can provide your company with the change management training that you need to accomplish a seamless transition to implement and embed strategic change. The Computer Services Dubai team are experienced practitioners who have successfully worked with large multi-national organisations to implement large scale change projects across different jurisdictions simultaneously.

We thrive on working on complex and challenging change management and strategic planning projects. The best thing about working of different projects is that no organisation is the same, and even similar or equally sized businesses in the same market sector will intrinsically differ. This is the beauty of working in this space, the diversity and nuances can be subtle or clearly apparent. The corporate culture and strategic direct will impact the direction the business needs to travel to consistency apply the mission and vision of the organisation and institutionalize the strategy. When it comes to formulating a business and strategic plan it is also worth spending some time considering enterprise risk management and how to mitigate risks to secure the success of the implementation of your strategy and business plan objectives. If you are not sure how to set your risk appetite and tolerances across each business unit or need advice on how to measure your risks according to set measurement then contact the experts.

Maybe you are starting to think of changing your strategic direction, or in the midst of a change initiative and need a safe pair of hands to rely on, the consulting team are just a call or email away. We would love to be a part of your transformation project team and even advise on your governance framework options to help with the organisational objectives of the business.