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Strategic business planning top tips - How to embed a performance culture

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 24, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Performance culture is a shared ethos where there is a shared responsibility and ownership for organisational objectives and a commitment to achieve measureable targets. There are five key areas to consider in embedding a performance culture:

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Strategic business planning top tips - Effective performance reviews

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 23, 2018 1:25:00 PM

It's important that you not only complete performance reviews, but that you also complete them as effectively as possible. It's vital that you have a step by step process available whilst completing performance reviews.

Effective performance reviews

  1. Be prepared – make sure you and the employee are fully prepared before sitting down together. Decide on both what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it.
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Strategic business planning top tips - Effective risk management

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 22, 2018 10:48:58 AM

Effective risk management

  1. Define a single, internal approach to risk management – stakeholders gather to define: how operational and strategic risks will be identified and categorised, what factors should be considered when analysing and prioritising risks, and how you will allocate, track, and manage risks.
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Strategic business planning top tips - What makes a good KPI?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 21, 2018 3:20:00 PM

What makes a good KPI (key performance indicator)?

  • KPIs are a more manageable way of understanding performance. They should reflect the organisations goals and strategy to ensure that they are relevant in helping to measure the success of the organisation.
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Strategic business planning top tips - Project management

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 20, 2018 9:47:25 AM

The five stages of project management

Project management is not a science, but breaking it down into 5 manageable stages may help your organisation and staff understand the process, and help to embed a project management culture across your organisation. All projects no matter how complex may be broken down into five stages:

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Strategic business planning top tips - Set goals and objectives

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 4:05:06 PM

How to set goals and objectives

Achievements come from good planning, which is why it’s important to set clear objectives and realistic goals. Slow and steady wins the race, so it’s important to take your time and carefully plan from beginning to end, for a smooth and successful journey to your goal.

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Strategic business planning top tips - SWOT analysis

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 18, 2018 5:35:56 PM

SWOT analysis

One of the most helpful tools that can be used to understand your organisation is the SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This framework considers the external and internal influences that could impact upon your organisations position and performance.

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Strategic business planning top tips - STEP analysis

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 17, 2018 2:40:00 PM

STEP analysis – External environment 

A STEP analysis is a tool used to identify the external influences that impact upon an organisations position, and is used during its planning and control process. 

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Strategic business planning top tips - The importance of values

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 16, 2018 5:00:34 PM

The importance of values

Values are the essence of a corporate culture as they set out what characteristics are important to your organisation. If these values are widely shared across the organisation and are reflected in the everyday actions of employees at all levels, both individually and collectively, then this reinforces the culture of the organisation.

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Strategic business planning top tips - Creating a vision statement

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 15, 2018 4:12:19 PM

Creating a vision statement

One of the most important stages in the business planning process is to create your vision statement. This statement shows who you are as an organisation and what the organisation aspires to become. A good vision statement can motivate people to be part of that vision and can make them feel committed to your organisation.

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