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Strategy

We help organisations decide what they want to achieve now and next, work out their recipe for enduring success, and make the right changes to be successful.

What is strategy?

Your strategy sets out how your organisation explores, considers and decides what matters most. We help your leaders and teams reshape everything from their big picture vision to quarterly investment plans when it’s time to think again.  

When the plan needs to change

Your leaders need to recognise when priorities need to change so that your organisation can meet its full potential. They have to know when something has changed in the wider world, the market, the customers or the ecosystem. This can create new risks or opportunities that could have a decisive impact on performance and prospects.  

We can help you work through the right strategic thinking at these critical times. We support you, cutting through noise and uncertainty, to develop a clear view on what these changes mean. We help you find fresh perspectives on the possible paths through a changed landscape. 

Bringing together art and science

Like many areas of leadership and organisational effectiveness, strategy is a human endeavour. It needs to be informed by rigorous analysis, objective challenge and perspectives, thorough data and sharp thinking. But the key insights and decisions will also be built on the judgement of the people who must make the final call.  

Making sure it’s your strategy – not just anyone’s strategy – is critical to finding the right answers and to motivating your people to make the changes you need for success. 

With you, not at you

You know your business better than anyone. Strategies developed away from your business in a dark room may not access vital ideas and know-how you have already built up in your organisation.  

We support your leaders and experts, your passionate team players, to bring their best throughout the process of developing and implementing the right strategy.  

At every stage, from horizon scanning to options analysis and product investment, we equip your leaders with the insight, discipline, challenge, and stimulation to take positive, confident actions and deliver the right future.  

There’s no secret algorithm or arcane methods. We simply select the right proprietary and open-source tools to fit your individual situation. Then we make sure you are equipped to use them to evolve your strategy long after we’re gone. 

Bringing strategy to life

You need a strategy that ensures your whole enterprise is focused on the right outcomes. It may need to prioritise investments, change partnerships, reshape product portfolios, develop new capabilities or set new measures of success.  

We help you break down the big picture. and support different elements of your organisation to play their role – to deliver their critical activities at the right level and work effectively with your internal and external partners on the right priorities. 

Testimonials

What our clients say about us

“The Q5 team have shown me the force multiplying effect that can come with highly skilled consulting colleagues. They are fast, collaborative and passionate about what we do. Their engaging style that gets us to the point quickly has helped us to make huge progress in delivering our strategy.”

Jonathon Gray, Director of Innovation and Improvement, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board NHS Wales

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How can we help you?

Strategic challenges come in all shapes and sizes, and we support clients on anything from end-to-end enterprise-wide strategies to focused pieces of evaluation on urgent opportunities. Below are some examples of frequent challenges we help clients to tackle.

The right shared goal is an irreplaceable ingredient for success – it is a unique point of inspiration, clarity, and sharp prioritisation. We support organisational leaders as they consider what results & impact they want to achieve over the coming years – and to set out a ‘North Star’ which the key people understand and can find the right ways to deliver.

The right shared goal is an irreplaceable ingredient for success – it is a unique point of inspiration, clarity, and sharp prioritisation. We support organisational leaders as they consider what results & impact they want to achieve over the coming years – and to set out a ‘North Star’ which the key people understand and can find the right ways to deliver.

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