The world's largest accommodation provider owns no real estate (Air BnB). The most valuable retailer has no inventory (Alibaba). The world's largest taxi company owns no vehicles (Uber). The world's most popular media owner creates no content (Facebook). That said, being disruptive alone cannot be the only goal, particularly if your business is part of the luxury destination industry. But how do you break through while still standing tall in a world filled nonsense?
Planning a solid business strategy requires a multidisciplinary approach that starts with charrettes, and continues through a management system that is inclusive, not exclusive in its system. A process inspired by humble villages of people who shared the tools of the trade, we consider a Charrette as its descendent metaphor: sharing ideas in a collaborate environment to envision long-term success.
People with complementary backgrounds are key participants. Who is invited, how they are invited, where the charrette is held, how long it goes on, if and when it occurs again, and with the same or different combinations of people – it all goes into the preparation.
What follows the charrette is as key to its success as the collaborative thinking is during the process itself. Without key management tools in place, momentum can be lost, vision can become clouded, and the sensation can slip into one that can feel redundant at best.
Inspired people know that building and growing a good strategic plan is a collaborative management tool that involves many constituents whose skills can build a vision, change a company culture, establish a new division or yes, plan a new destination. It can become the engine that runs the company, attracting the best and the brightest employees and resources.
It Isn't As Usual.
Brilliant businesses have inspired strategic plans that are built spherically, not laterally. They grow a sense of ownership that goes beyond company shares, establishing internal platforms and external alliances that allow such plans to emerge with power and strength and clarity. Charrettes are both strategic and tactical tools, powerful planners to create new ideas, new alliances, new directions, more solid choices. If this sounds like more work than time or budget allows, think again. It's about building business from behind the scenes so the work that emerges for your customers, is both enduring and inspiring.
We often work alongside architects, planners, designers and developers.
Analysing is not simply a financial exercise. Strategy counts in building results.
Pro Forma Strategy
Defining the plan isn't just about managing vendors. It's about planning excellence.
None of the work you do will matter if your business culture is off track.