Of all the meetings top executives go to in a year, none is more important than the strategy off-site, where the most essential conversations for the future of the business occur. Yet it is the rare management team that can say its strategy off-site truly changed the way the business is run. At best, participants do some vague direction setting and work on team-building skills; at worst, they write off the retreat as a waste of time and resources. It needn’t be like that.
Straddling the line between strategy consulting and traditional meeting facilitation, Strategic Offsites Group’s expertise lies in leveraging structured conversations to help senior executive teams solve their most important strategic challenges. Whether clients are looking to ensure their annual offsite meeting achieves meaningful results or take a few months to launch strategic initiatives, executives are engaged and challenged in one or more workshops to drive cross-functional alignment and measurable business impact.
Our Work Is Largely Focused Around Four Key Areas:
With the right focus and preparation, strategy offsites can change the way a company is run.
It is possible to have productive conversations with hundreds of people at once.
Strategic Planning & Resource Allocation
A workshop-based approach to strategic planning results in impactful strategies and genuine buy-in among those that must implement them.
Strategy Execution & Transformation
Execution is the reason most strategies and transformation efforts fail. The right process will ensure strategic initiatives are successfully launched, coordinated, and tracked.
As the pandemic eases and we resume gathering in person, hybrid meetings will become a permanent part of how organizations function. These meetings bring added complexity at the same time that our collective Covid-driven year of meeting virtually raised expectations for remote participation. We share eight best practices to help make your hybrid meetings more effective.