Flatland helps you and your team turn your strategy into a distinct, powerful story that will energise and activate people. We don’t do this using pages and pages of jargon and buzzwords, instead we use images! It is commonly known that ‘…a picture says more than a thousand words’, but did you know that we process visual information 60,000 times faster than information we read? And that we also retain 65% more info this way?
That’s why our definition of a strategy is: a precise image that captures the essence of what the entire organisation can articulate.
We help leadership teams to:
Organise strategy off-sites
We help leadership teams to organise productive meetings. Using our strategic expertise, creative facilitation and visual methodology, we guarantee your two- or three-day meet will be successful.
Generate strategy activation
We also help you engage your organisation in change. We turn your strategy story into an experience, using image boards, animated videos and practical resources.
Create a shared vision of the future
You make the right strategic choices together, based on a shared image. Using scenarios and storytelling, we articulate what the truly important questions are. Read more about organisational development here.
How can we help you?
How do you design a strategy?
By sketching a clear image together with your team and mapping out the new route to get there, we hand responsibility to the people who have to take that path. This means your organisation co-creates your strategy rather than merely implementing it. We feel that a strategy should be easy enough to memorise and appealing enough to want to frame and hang on the wall. We help your team conduct productive dialogues, enabling you to answers questions that are fundamental to a strategy:
- Where do we want to stand? Your motives and future aspirations.
- What can we expect to encounter there? Relevant influences, trends and developments, as well as their effect on your enterprise.
- What do we have at our disposal? Your enterprise’s potential, now and in the future.
- How will we operate? Choices and priorities that follow from this, in a timeline.
The process will vary in length, anywhere from a brief two- or three-day collaboration on location, to a more lengthy programme involving multiple teams. The tangible deliverable is a visual strategy consisting of a single image which allows you and your team to portray an unambiguous, straightforward strategic story.
If you want, we can subsequently help you to disseminate and implement the most crucial components of the strategy throughout your entire organisation. Read more here about activating change.
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Who is it for?
Our clients range from large companies to SMEs. They use our approach at a variety of levels, ranging from complete organisational transformations to annual updates, from senior management to the workplace.
By partnering with Flatland, our clients have:
- … achieved more clarity about what the essence of their strategy is
- … gained more experience in the process of developing strategy
- … increased team and employee engagement
- … generated more enthusiasm and energy, leading to better corporate results
Related Flatland Cases
Eno - Strategy activation with visuals and animation
How to share and explain your strategy to all employees? We helped health insurance company Eno with visuals and an animation to activate their strategy.
MBO Zadkine Startcollege - Strategy development
How can we develop a shared strategy for the upcoming years? We facilitated a large group of management and teachers to form a vision and decide on strategic themes.