Brexit means…..what precisely?
Whatever emerges from the prolonged political negotiations whether they be hard, soft, fast, slow, complex or pragmatic, the answer for your organisation will be unique for you. The only thing we can say for certain at this point in time is that cutting our ties with Europe, our single biggest trading partner, means the future for businesses is uncertain and this uncertainty could have a dramatic effect on your organisation.
To help organisations prepare we have developed a Brexit Wargame as a tool to improve the quality of your strategic plans. Our Brexit Wargame is a strategic scenario planning exercise that will bring together senior leaders and managers associated with crafting and executing strategy within your organisation in order to develop new insights and build strong commitment to the subsequent strategy execution process.
To quote Sun Tzu in his book The Art of War – ‘whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight, whoever is second in the field and has to hasten will arrive exhausted.’
Our Brexit Wargame is fundamentally an exercise in ‘Imagineering’ and is a very powerful way to develop new insights from an uncertain world. The process encourages the divergent thinking which is necessary to improve the quality of your strategic plans, brand plans or future investment plans. The Brexit Wargame is also a rare opportunity to do some collective strategic thinking in an enjoyable and challenging working environment and as such builds stronger relationships and improved team working across business units and functional divides.
The key outcomes you can expect from a Brexit Wargame include:
- Current insights on the likely effect Brexit will have on your organisation.
- A deeper understanding and some new thinking applied onto how your strategy may play out in the future.
- Insights into how your competitors may react or how associated significant external threats such as increased regulation may affect your strategic plans and the chance to use these insights to help make your strategic plans ‘future proof’.
- Greater alignment across a diverse groups within your organisation and increased commitment to make the resulting strategy actually work in practice.
Whilst it is impossible to guarantee that you can totally insulate your organisation against the implications of Brexit, this Wargame will give you the best possible chance to prepare properly and to make sure you can turn what can be perceived as a threat into a real opportunity.
If you are interested in hearing more about how I can help you make your strategic plans resilient to this impending change then please contact me and we can begin to discuss how I can help.