STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic planning brings focus to an organization.  From segmentation and defining your value proposition to identifying your business' growth levers, a strategic plan will put your business on the path to sustained success.

A strategic plan brings focus to your organization and drives activity to support common goals.  Strategic planning is the process of being proactive and deliberate with your resources.  It brings together the limitless possibilities  - products, markets, geographies - with the limited availability of resources.

Being focused on your business requires you to make choices.  And being deliberate with your limited resources requires you to have a plan.

With your resources aligned, each of your departments will be working toward a common set of goals.  This alignment is necessary for success.

Strategic planning is not just for the big guys with multi-billion dollar revenues and global operations.  Every business can benefit from a well thought out strategy communicated to everyone in the organization.  It becomes the lens through which all decisions are made.

We can work with you and your team to develop or refine your business strategy.  From segmentation and defining your value proposition to identifying your business' growth levers and creating realistic, actionable growth plans, we can help put your business on the path to sustained success.

Whether you are looking to grow your business, pivot to new markets, transition to new leadership, or execute a successful exit, we can help you develop a clear roadmap to guide your business.

 

 

BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

Major transitions are a critical time for any business.  Whether you are considering selling your company and moving into the next stage of life, or it’s time for the next generation to step into the leadership role, successful transitions require planning and proactively addressing critical issues.

Major transitions can be stressful for any business, and successful transitions require planning and proactively addressing critical issues.

When selling your business, you want to maximize the value you’ve built over the years.  Your business valuation should be based on momentum – what you’ve built over the years – and potential – what the next owner can achieve by bringing new resources to the business.  Many standard valuation methods rely only on past performance.  We help maximize transaction value by identifying your business’ potential.

If you are transitioning a business to the next generation or the next group of leaders, there are important factors to consider.  New leadership brings different aspirations, skill sets, and management styles.  Each of these factors must be acknowledged and proactively addressed to ensure a successful transition.  Often, the next generation of leaders requires specific training or executive coaching to accelerate growth.

Lantz Group can help you plan and manage a successful transition.  We can also support the new buyer or new generation of leaders to allow the current owners a faster transition to their new life.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

Supporting a Strategic Plan and achieving Operational Excellence requires a focused organization with each person understanding their role in your business' success.  Let us guide you through our proven Organizational Clean Sheet Framework.

A company's organization and employees are valuable assets.  As the business changes, these resources can become misaligned with the overall business objectives.  Business leaders spend significant energies managing daily operations which doesn't always allow time to take a step back and look at the organization - the structure, the people, and the skill sets.

If the organization is not aligned with the overall business objectives, growth can become stagnant.  Supporting a Strategic Plan and achieving Operational Excellence requires a focused organization with each individual understanding their role.  Organizational alignment is having the right structure, the right people in the right positions, with the right skills.

Lantz Group has developed a process to ensure organizational alignment, both today and as the business grows.  The Organizational Clean Sheet Framework is a straightforward nine-step process to evaluate an organization's structure and skill set alignment with current business conditions and future strategic objectives.

Contact us to learn more about the Organizational Clean Sheet Framework and other tools to help our organization reach its full potential.

 

OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVNESS

Operational Effectiveness is about execution - guiding the activities in your business.  Be more effective and take your business to the next level by developing robust business processes suited specifically for your business.

Operational Effectiveness addresses the fundamental activities of the business.  It's what all businesses do to function effectively.  The best businesses perform these functions better than their competition.  The best companies deploy business processes to guide their activities that clearly define roles and responsibilities.

As businesses grow, the need for business processes increases.  At some point, doing things the way they've always been done leads to complexity.  And complexity is hard to scale, which will inhibit growth.

Lantz Group has helped many companies eliminate complexity and allow for growth.  Often businesses can grow substantially without increasing overhead resources through simplification and eliminating wasted activities.

If the increased workload is hampering your ability to grow, contact us to discuss if an Operational Effectiveness Assessment is right for your business.