At LDD Partners, our approach to business problem-solving is based a fundamental set of
insights. We believe:
It is necessary to continually measure performance in order to understand,
interpret and act upon the impact of business strategies
Measurement is critical to tracking the progress of every business endeavor, and it is an
essential component of adapting and re-aligning strategic objectives. Identifying the right
metrics and continuing to monitor and manage these metrics over time helps companies
to evolve through strategy, rather than becoming bogged down by operational
Creativity is essential
Consumer demands are constantly changing, so strategies need to be nimble and flexible
enough to evolve to keep pace with the speed of your business. Innovative thinking,
in conjunction with an iterative process of validating learning, keeps companies ahead
of the curve.
Resources need to be wisely invested in strategies that add value and align
with both short- and long-term objectives
Every company, at some point in its development, is confronted by the reality that the
resources available to deliver on its strategy are limited. In order to optimize efforts,
it is critical that application of all available resources, including individuals, processes,
systems, and capital, is fully-aligned with the organization’s strategy.
Executive commitment is key
Securing senior executive commitment is crucial for gaining momentum and motivating
progress. When an executive at the highest level of the organization sponsors a strategic
initiative, the case for change can be communicated and lived continually.
Sometimes you need an outsider to do the dirty work
A third-party perspective can promote clear thinking and inspire innovation. Having an
experienced consultant and/or facilitator partner with internal leadership to spearhead
a strategic initiative can help to identify and resolve issues.