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...
What is organisational alignment?

What is organisational alignment?

Definition: Organisational alignment is the extent to which people, processes and technology are coordinated, focused and effectively pursuing the strategic objectives of the organisation.  Goal Atlas 2017 Three key elements of organisational alignment are encompassed...
Goal mapping’s 80 year heritage

Goal mapping’s 80 year heritage

The heritage of goal mapping stretches back to 1938 and the pioneering endeavours of Lawrence Miles in General Electric.  He took a step back from the ledgers of component costs, material costs and labour costs to explore how the greatest value could be delivered to...