Strategy.

Building bold strategies for robust businesses.

What really is ‘strategy’?

Every business leader serious about running a thriving business needs to give attention, focus and time to nurturing their strategy. Strategy is not always about growth. It’s not always about significant change. It is however, about knowing where you want to head and how you will get there.

At Focus HR, we believe the definition of ‘success’ is different for every business. It could be a boutique business, with the autonomy of being able to hand pick the clients you work with and purposely staying small. Or, it could be a business that grows to dominate the market.

Whether it’s challenging or simple, big or small, every business needs a plan on how to achieve their vision of success.

Does every business need a strategy?

In short, yes. A strategy provides a business and its team a plan on how to move forward, improve and deliver better quality services and products to their customers. It should be invigorating, challenging and achievable all at the same time.

Strategy can align your teams, improve communication, and give direction and clarity to your decisions. This plan should fit on one page and be seen and understood by everyone. Without a clearly defined strategy, businesses are left exposed to the turbulent waves of competition, market risks and no guidelines to navigate through the unforeseen hazards or opportunities of future trends.

Dedicated Strategy Workshop

Delivery of an interactive and engaging process of strategic thinking and execution planning for your team, stepping you through outlining your goals, identifying potential roadblocks and coming up with solutions. This results in the creation of a three to five year business plan with the accountability of quarterly steps to see your goals become a reality.

Small Business Group Workshop

The delivery of a two-day Small Business Group Workshop which brings together owners and senior managers from five local businesses in non-competing industries to share their experiences and define the direction for their businesses. Our experienced facilitators will support you to develop a clear strategic plan and a realistic action plan.

Quarterly Review and Reset

The delivery of a quarterly review and reset (typically half a day) which holds everyone accountable, which celebrates successes or assists with understanding the reasons success wasn’t achieved, and resets goals for the following quarter. This continual cycle ensures that the focus on working towards an overall strategy is consistently reinforced.

Project Implementation Tools

Following the two-day strategic workshop, these tools will assist with keeping the strategic plan front and centre. Project implementation tools ensure you are putting all the right measures into place for your strategy to succeed.
Recommended to us from trusted associates, we started what is proving to be a valuable association with Naomi and her team that has challenged our thinking, focused our resolve and given us confidence that our ultimate goal can be achieved of giving our most precious resource (our people), proper structures, greater participation, clearer guidelines and security in pay and conditions.
Focus HR are now integrated into our business and what a valuable asset they have turned out to be.
Tony Walsh – General Manager

RASCI

The RASCI model is a tool that can be used for identifying roles and responsibilities. It can be used to clarify tasks in position descriptions as well as identifying expectations during an organisational change process. This tool helps by creating clearly identified and communicated activities with set delegations.

Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is all about having the right people in the right roles doing the right thing in the right way – both now and planning for the future based on your strategic direction. Structure follows strategy.

Functionality Chart

With input from management and utilising a functionality analysis tool, this chart visually displays the current allocation of work duties and responsibilities of your organisation at the strategic, operational and service delivery levels. This information is then analysed to identify gaps and identify who should be responsible for certain activities moving forwards.

Clarity Hearing Solutions is a small, family owned and operated Company that grew faster than even our own expectations. The growth brought increased levels of staffing and a need for more business structure.

Bringing Focus HR on board has enabled us to not only build the structure we required but allowed us to do this in a way that did not intimidate or upset our existing employees. Management is constantly learning through the mentoring from Naomi, with senior management feeling more confident in their HR interactions.

Sara Collins, Operations Manager, Clarity Hearing

Dedicated Strategy Workshop

Delivery of an interactive and engaging process of strategic thinking and execution planning for your team, stepping you through outlining your goals, identifying potential roadblocks and coming up with solutions. This results in the creation of a three to five year business plan with the accountability of quarterly steps to see your goals become a reality.

Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team® assessment provides a model and vocabulary to use with your team to discuss areas of dysfunction or cohesion, a self-analysis that begins the discussion with honest disclosure, and a clear and challenging model for implementation.
Recommended to us from trusted associates, we started what is proving to be a valuable association with Naomi and her team that has challenged our thinking, focused our resolve and given us confidence that our ultimate goal can be achieved of giving our most precious resource (our people), proper structures, greater participation, clearer guidelines and security in pay and conditions.
Focus HR are now integrated into our business and what a valuable asset they have turned out to be.
Tony Walsh – General Manager

Dedicated Strategy Workshop

Delivery of an interactive and engaging process of strategic thinking and execution planning for your team, stepping you through outlining your goals, identifying potential roadblocks and coming up with solutions. This results in the creation of a three to five year business plan with the accountability of quarterly steps to see your goals become a reality.

Accountability Coaching

Designed to keep your focus on delivering outcomes and supporting you at the top where it can be lonely, accountability coaching ensures that the likelihood of success in implementing your strategy increases exponentially.
Recommended to us from trusted associates, we started what is proving to be a valuable association with Naomi and her team that has challenged our thinking, focused our resolve and given us confidence that our ultimate goal can be achieved of giving our most precious resource (our people), proper structures, greater participation, clearer guidelines and security in pay and conditions.
Focus HR are now integrated into our business and what a valuable asset they have turned out to be.
Tony Walsh – General Manager

RASCI

The RASCI model is a tool that can be used for identifying roles and responsibilities. It can be used to clarify tasks in position descriptions as well as identifying expectations during an organisational change process. This tool helps by creating clearly identified and communicated activities with set delegations.

Workforce Planning

Assistance with workforce planning to ensure your business has the right people in the right roles, doing the right thing in the right way – both now and planning for the future based on your strategic direction. Structure follows strategy.

Dedicated Strategy Workshop

Delivery of an interactive and engaging process of strategic thinking and execution planning for your team, stepping you through outlining your goals, identifying potential roadblocks and coming up with solutions. This results in the creation of a three to five year business plan with the accountability of quarterly steps to see your goals become a reality.
Recommended to us from trusted associates, we started what is proving to be a valuable association with Naomi and her team that has challenged our thinking, focused our resolve and given us confidence that our ultimate goal can be achieved of giving our most precious resource (our people), proper structures, greater participation, clearer guidelines and security in pay and conditions.
Focus HR are now integrated into our business and what a valuable asset they have turned out to be.
Tony Walsh – General Manager

IF YOU WANT TO…

Clarify your direction,

Consider a company restructure,

Ensure your team is on the same page,

Plan for your future exit, or simply

Reduce your team’s reliance on you…

We would love to chat!

We have a suite of workshops, tools and the expertise to assist you with any (or all) of the above. You are not alone!

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How we have helped our clients with strategy…

"The future is very bright!"

“The clarity came when we met up with Focus HR to actually get our strategy and our values and our vision completely set in concrete… and now the future is very bright for Hope Horizons!”

 

Jo Capp, Board President

"We are on the same page."

“As far as the leadership that has developed in our business, I put that down to what Focus HR has done for us.”

 

Lance Hinrichsen, General Manager

"They 'get' our business."

“We were so pleased to find Focus HR could help us with our strategy and the overall direction of the business with the impact noticeable straight away.”

 

Pauline Pickering, Director

Ambitious goals are powerful, but setting them can be quite daunting.

Learn how with the Focus HR Strategy workshops.