During a typical strategic planning session, leaders sit down to develop a vision for the next few years and a road map detailing how they'll get there. In many cases, organizations realize there are significant changes that must be made in order to reach their ideal future. In this article, we'll break down the important and often necessary reasons to deploy change management within your organization.
In this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, we're joined by Ryan Walter. For over 20 years, Ryan has consulted for organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. His advisory firm, Parrels, helps organizations overcome challenges and undergo transformation.
Ryan's rich experience guiding organizations through big changes and helping the grow internally makes him a great voice for those about to undergo their own strategic planning process. Like us, he is passionate about helping companies go from point A to point B and the journey in between.
Shawn's vast experience, which includes time as the Director of Social and Media Relations for Telus, has led him to become an expert in reputation management and helping organizations manage change and crises.
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.