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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

The Importance of Having a Common Language During Your Strategic Planning Process

[fa icon="calendar'] July 04 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, culture, communication

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Goals, Objectives, Measures Targets, Pillars, Strategic priorities: These things all mean different things to different people. While there is no one right way to interpret each term, you do need to agree on which ones you and your team will use when developing your strategy.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation Through Leadership, Learning & Development

[fa icon="calendar'] June 05 / by Amanda Hurlbutt posted in Leadership, culture, education

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In today’s business landscape, companies have two choices — embrace innovation, or fade into obscurity. As a result, many companies are striving to develop a culture of innovation, where unconventional ideas are welcome, risk-taking is encouraged, and teams communicate openly.

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How to Achieve Competitive Advantage Through Innovation - Guest Article by Julia  Myllylä

[fa icon="calendar'] January 16 / by Julia Myllylä posted in Strategic planning, Innovation, culture, strategy

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Innovation is one of the keys to growing your business and increasing its competitiveness that you can include in your strategic planning process. It can help you to improve your productivity, reduce costs and become more profitable. Because small to mid-sized companies usually aren’t as capable of benefiting from economies of scale to the same extent that big companies can, the ability to innovate becomes even more important.

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How a People First Approach Can Maximize Your Strategy - Interview with Ryan Ouwehand

[fa icon="calendar'] December 04 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, culture, podcast

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In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Ryan Ouwehand, joins us to share his tips on motivating teams and leading strategy. With a love of people and a diverse background in sales, marketing, management, and brand strategy, Ryan explains why your people (both employees and clients) and business strategy are so closely linked.

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How to Cultivate a Mindset of Growth Throughout Your Organization

[fa icon="calendar'] November 27 / by Andrew Margison posted in Business strategy, Leadership, culture, Growth

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High Turnover is Bad For Business - Strategic Planning Can Help

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, culture, engagement, accountability

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High turnover is expensive – the time and money invested in staff who have left will need to be invested again for the training of new staff, and there is the additional cost of time and money spent on recruitment and hiring. Additionally, organizational culture and productivity can suffer if staff turnover is frequent. From a capital perspective (both financial and human), it is important for organizations to focus on employee retention as a part of their business strategy.

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Strategic Hiring to Support Your Culture - Interview With Melissa Jaalaid

[fa icon="calendar'] October 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, podcast

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Melissa Jaalaid joined us for this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast to talk with us about developing strategy and leading teams in the restaurant industry. Melissa is the Director of Growth and Development at the local Vancouver chain, MeeT Restaurants. With a background in communications and human resources, Melissa has a passion for working directly with people and leading growth initiatives within the organization.

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