Making sense of the Business Model Canvas

Making sense of the Business Model Canvas

Frameworks such as the Business Model Canvas, devised by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, have a lot of knowledge or wisdom ‘baked in’. It is often not at all clear why elements of the framework have been designed the way they have. It is also not clear which...
Six Secrets of Strategy Mapping

Six Secrets of Strategy Mapping

You may have heard that strategy mapping is a systematic, robust and trusted process for managing strategy throughout its entire lifecycle, but in my latest LinkedIn article, Six Secrets of Strategy Mapping, you can find out six things about strategy mapping that you...
Four Benefits of Strategy Mapping

Four Benefits of Strategy Mapping

Strategy mapping is a powerful tool. In order to discuss the business benefits of strategy mapping, my latest LinkedIn article, Four Benefits of Strategy Mapping, starts by describing a strategy map that has business relevance. This map is then used to explore how...
The Future for University Strategies

The Future for University Strategies

Based on our University Strategy 2020 research report, our guest post on the HEPI (Higher Education Policy Institute) blog concludes that there are three drivers poised to impact future university strategy development: Strategy and strategic thinking will become much...
University Strategy 2020

University Strategy 2020

Goal Atlas announces the publication of its new report “University Strategy 2020: Analysis and benchmarking of the strategies of UK Universities”. What is a university strategy? What does it contain? How should it be developed? How should it drive change?...
Four steps connecting agility to profit

Four steps connecting agility to profit

In this blog post we describe a framework for connecting agility to profitability in four steps: Profit comes from high performance; High performance can only come from being focused; Being focused can only happen if everyone is aligned behind a common purpose; High...
Four benefits of organisational alignment

Four benefits of organisational alignment

It is well established, in research studies over many years, that well-aligned organisations perform better than poorly aligned ones. One of the pioneering studies, published in the Strategic Management Journal in 1992 (1), discovered that 30% of the variation in...