Who should be driving the Strategic Direction of the business? This is a question many companies ask themselves when planning for the security of their future. Many companies use external consultants to assist in such activity and this has proven to be very successful for many of them.

Developing the strategy is one thing but driving the strategy is completely different.

The best strategy is worth little if it is not a living, breathing part of the business, being driven by local management.

In figures sourced by RdL, less than 25% of companies are suitably driving their strategic and cultural plan as part of their regular operation.

For most companies, a dedicated strategic event once a year followed with regular reviews each quarter can make the difference not only to the strategic plan but also embedding a culture of innovation and business and personal security into the business.