DPI’s Strategic Thinking ProcessSM is widely regarded as the most rigorous and yet time efficient methodology there is. It empowers the CEO and management team to create a strategy which is easy to understand and execute. It will provide you with new ideas on how to ‘change the game’ and unlock your company’s potential for growth. Most importantly it will get you buy-in from your executive team who will be responsible for implementation.
DPI’s Strategic Thinking ProcessSM is Strategic Thinking and is not strategic planning. Traditional approaches to strategic planning produce thick and complex reports that are often poorly understood and difficult to implement. Strategic Thinking is a living, breathing process that enables executive and senior management to formulate a strategy together. To debate the key issues; evaluate the internal and external environments the organization will face. Forge a meaningful strategic profile for the future of the company that all agree upon. Then build an action plan to deploy your own individual strategy effectively.
The Strategic Thinking ProcessSM flexes to completely satisfy the different needs of the full spectrum of organisations, ranging from listed and unlisted companies, to SMMES, NGO’s,NPO’s and local and national government.
Strategic Sustainability Thinking ProcessSM
Corporate responsibility and sustainability issues are vastly different around the world even among companies in the same industry operating within the same jurisdictions.
Whatever your views on Climate Change’s causes and possible dangers, the strategic pressures created by rising environmental concerns and threats of the pledges, commitments, laws and regulations being enacted around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the rising demands by consumers make it an unavoidable input into your strategic processes. The implications, risks and opportunities are simply too large for a CEO to ignore.
Taking action in response to climate change and part of your overall company’s sustainability doesn’t need to be sacrificial. With the correct mindset there are four broad ways in which you can act in the interest of the environment and create competitive advantage for your firm.
Your avenue of competitive advantage will come from four primary sources: growth opportunities, cost reduction, risk advantage and reputational leverage. DPI’s Strategic Sustainability Thinking Process assists companies to respond to a global challenge using global principles, but taking cognizance of a company’s corporate strategic direction, values and local expectations from diverse stakeholders.
The premise of DPI’s methodology is that by systematically, analytical and carefully analyzing and mapping sustainability drivers, threats, risks and vulnerabilities, businesses can rise above the inhibitors and craft sustainability strategies that reap big benefits for the people, the planet and the organization.
Strategic Innovation Processes
The world as we know it is changing exponentially at a bewildering rate. Approaching challenges the same way we did in the past will no longer suffice. In this exciting but scary environment there is one capability that will separate winning organizations from the “also-rans“ We are talking about the capability to continuously innovate across all areas of your business to obtain real competitive advantage. Innovation is not invention. Innovation takes invention and consistently looks for ways to do things differently. Innovation is the fountain of corporate youth.
There are two important types of innovation.
Strategic Product and Service InnovationSM
Every company wishing to maintain supremacy needs to have an ongoing and aggressive new-product and service creation program to support your own individual strategy. Not the me-too or new-and-improved variety, but products or services never seen before that attract a completely new customer base.
DPI offers a unique process, Strategic Product and Service InnovationSM, which makes new product and service creation a learnable, repeatable process. A process which can be used to create and commercialise new-to-market products and services. This conscious thinking process consists of four steps. It will irrevocably change the way you think about strategic product and service development. And will stop you pouring money into the wrong product and service innovation
Strategic Business Model InnovationSM
In summary, Strategic Business Model InnovationSM is the process of understanding, investigating, creating, and implementing a business model in line with your agreed strategy.
The DPI Strategic Business Model InnovationSM process will provide the means to enable the Executive team to gather the information needed to identify and develop a business model that will drive the implementation of the agreed strategy to exploit all the opportunities for future growth.
Situation Management FrameworkSM
DPI’s Situation Management FrameworkSM provides your people with a set of common processes, complete with underlying tools and language. It enables them to rapidly and objectively channel and evaluate relevant information, in order to initiate decisive actions that resolve situations for good, first time, every time.
DPI’s Situation Management FrameworkSM is centred on the operational aspects of day-to-day thinking. It allows practitioners to manage situations in a rapid, robust and confident manner, and in a way that supports the strategic priorities of your organization.
Strategic Information ManagementSM
Company’s need to make the right decisions at the right time, therefore you need the right information through the right business processes. In a rapidly changing environment you need to review how your people interact with information and how it is assisting in their decision making processes to implement your company’s strategy.
Task and functions across the business are activated by the need for information which needs to be transmitted effectively in order to allow the business to operate. Information is the lifeblood of the enterprise. The process revolving around the identification, collection, dissemination, transmission and communication of information gave birth to IT systems. The real purpose of IT systems is to automate mundane processes across the business to drive out efficiencies and to lower costs.
Strategic Informatics becomes important when there is a change or adjustments in the business strategy because the processes to identify, collect, organise, disseminate & communicate strategic information do not exist.
DPI’s Strategic Information ManagementSM process is centred on getting management to understand what strategic information together with the ongoing operational data is required to drive the strategic decisions that will guide the implementation of your strategy.
The process allows management to identify information that can be repackaged, commercialised and new revenue streams generated.
Information Technology (IT) and the Internet continue to pose one of the most difficult challenges ever faced by today’s CEOs. How can you develop a strategy to address a technology that is not always fully understood by management teams and changes continuously? Words like architecture, business continuity, convergence, mobile devices, social media, cloud, integration… create a fear in the hearts of many senior executives and management in organisations no matter their sophistication or size.
To address this question, DPI has developed and fully validated a process that demystifies IT and the Internet for CEOs and management teams. Using our time-tested critical thinking concepts, DPI’s e-StrategySM Process enables your management team to understand how IT and the Internet may affect the business model of your company.
Based on that understanding, the process then enables you to create an IT and Internet Strategy that takes advantage of the opportunities and mitigates the threats – using your Business Strategy as the filter for these decisions. The goal of the DPI e-StrategySM Process is to make you, not IT consultants, the architect of how you use IT and the Internet. The final output is a new blueprint- created by your people- of a new business model that leverages IT and the Internet as a strategic weapon to cause transactions to occur.