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Engaging the Board in Strategy

Despite widespread agreement that Boards need to be involved in strategy, many organisations find themselves frustrated and unable to structure that involvement. We spoke to some of Australia’s leading Directors to explore how targeted, structured engagement can get the most out of Boards and defuse tension without removing Management’s ownership of the outputs.

Azure Insight Series - Engaging the Board in Strategy 



Sector Spotlight: Aged Care 

The aged care and disability services sectors are facing both disruption and the need for a focus on efficiency. We have summarised some insights from recent work in aged care into a “spotlight” which highlights that while optimising revenue levers is an essential consideration for providers, it is cost management that drives differential financial performance and the ability to reinvest.

Sector spotlight - Aged Care    



Developing successful strategy: Finding the right balance 

Strategy approaches that appear the same on paper can deliver very different results. Successful strategy development reconciles three fundamental tradeoffs. Including four key elements in the strategy development process – a formalised ambition, a strategic fact base, the right engagement and a “doability” lens – helps to find the right balance on each tradeoff

Azure Insight Series - Developing successful strategy



Implementing strategy: From ideas to impact

Strategy implementation – minimising value leakage between ideas and their impact - presents unique challenges. The right strategy is a critical start, but converting to results requires a focus on cascading the strategy and targets, aligning the organisation and ensuring that initiatives are set up for success. 

Azure Insight Series - Strategy Implementation



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