We've spent 20 years helping clients think more clearly. We’ve helped them make the important decisions. We’ve created frameworks for critical thinking. Our approach is powerful because we have no agenda. The tension in our frameworks is logical - it inspires understanding and that ensures better thinking.
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As we start a program of work it’s foundational for us to appreciate the context. Our work is always tethered to what we call and ‘exam question’. Thereafter every fragment of information we receive adds to our meaningful appreciation of the topic and the puzzle we call situational awareness or context.
We apply frameworks throughout every assignment and at every stage. They are the evolving frames of reference and containers within which we think, stimulate and then calculate better outcomes for our clients.
At each stage we will be uncovering information and helping the teams to collaborate and understand. As we bring stakeholders together we make sure they are clear about their contributions and role. The whole process unleashes thinking and creativity. The frameworks are there to inspire - free people to really think differently and solve problems.
The art of conversation is something that we hold dear as humans. And yet in business it’s often the undoing of everything. Great strategic work happening in isolation of those who will have to execute is anathema to us.
Because we work visually, and at pace, there is a lot of material developed and that can is typically very powerful. Especially important is to explain to people, not directly involved, what’s happening and how they can also get engaged. Visual summaries are powerful ways to generate engagement and confidence and alongside the development of strategy or new plans they are key deliverables at every step.
As each phase of work comes to a conclusion the enterprise needs to be communicated with or wider stakeholder groups want to understand the progress or status. Although we generate comprehensive narratives and reports we’ve proven that the images and tools carry meaningful stories far faster and to time poor executives and audiences.