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For some strange reason, complex and lengthy are believed to the requirements for a strategic plan.  Exactly the opposite is true. 

The best ‘game changing’ strategic plans fit on one page, they are simple, setting out where the organisation needs to go.   Concise,  easily  understood by management and staff,  a single page visual map where everyone understands the focus can have a profound impact.  In essence: a one page plan should describe how value is created, how the company differentiates and positions itself. 

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Strategy as a Service [SaaS] provides a quick response and cost effective flexibility to changing needs.  aCatalyst Consulting’s approach to strategy is to begin with the end in mind. Strategy is an often misused word. What many businesses have is an operational plan that lists ‘things to do’ rather than a clear map that sets out leverage point areas to focus on, to increase profitability and market share. 

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By Stella Muthoni  

Time and constant change are a pair of troublesome disruptors in the Kenyan business scene. Stories abound of yesterday’s market leaders, who are now on life support systems, gasping for oxygen, because they refused to adapt. Many of the leading companies of today did not exist in their present form 20 years ago.

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By David J. Abbott

Strategy appears to be everywhere in business, yet the truth is that genuine strategy is rarely to be seen. What most companies have is the corporate equivalent of voodoo. Instead of little dolls and statues with pins in them and reading chicken entrails the voodoo is in the Power Point slides and glossy reports that only serve to eventually gather dust.

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