In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Jeong Pyon who is the Senior Manager of Group Strategy for an international hotel chain in Vancouver. Hotel strategy is intertwined with revenue management, with the primary goal focusing on booking rooms to the right market segment. To best achieve this, group strategy managers must understand at both transient and group demands and how to plan strategically around these segments.
Neelima Firth has a long background in strategy; starting in biotech and pharmaceuticals, managing small and medium businesses, consulting, and eventually joining the board of the Association of Strategic Planning have led to Neelima becoming greatly experienced in the world of organizational strategy.
In this interview, Neelima speaks about the importance of inclusion within strategy. Rather than a top down approach, it's better to have your employees and team members participate in the planning process as soon as possible to help create a greater buy-in and a goal oriented company culture.
Alexa Pitoulis is a change management consultant in Vancouver who spent the past few years growing and scaling a non profit called Open Media.
Many of the keys to success in their strategic planning success were transparency, communication and culture change.
In this interview, Alexa speaks about the importance of strategy while managing growth within an organization, as well as crafting organizational culture, while creating a great experience for your people.
Learn about her strategic planning process, and her best practices for creating culture.
Management Guru Peter Drucker famously stated that culture eats strategy for breakfast.
So, What does "culture eats strategy" mean for you and your organization?
If you’re watching the ongoing shifts in the economy, technology and culture you may be feeling a little dizzy. For some it’s exciting but there are plenty of moments when it can be almost overwhelming.
You can tell it’s impacting the way you make decisions, and your organization has no choice but to keep shifting and adjusting along side of your plans.