Business Stratagem is Johnston Carmichael's strategic business planning tool, which enables business owners to evaluate their long-term objectives and look at the steps they need to take to achieve their desired outcome.
To ensure you are free from interruption we arrange an away-day in comfortable and relaxed surroundings, where you will work through a series of topics with an experienced adviser and facilitator. At the end of the session, you will have created a workbook of ideas and goals, as well as an action plan and timetable. Based on the ideas and goals agreed on the day, your facilitator will then prepare a detailed strategic plan for you that summarises the desired outcome, and highlights key personal and business goals, along with required actions and associated timescales.
It doesn't just stop there though. To ensure you get maximum benefit from Business Stratagem and that your report doesn't end up on a shelf gathering dust, we provide coaching and regular follow up on your action plan.
Who can benefit from Business Stratagem?
Your business will have been running for a number of years. In terms of turnover and profitability it is quite successful, but you feel that the business is still underperforming. You have some clear business ideas and some thoughts on marketing and want to turn the idea into a working business model. Time constraints mean that the day-to-day running of your business interferes with your ability to lay down solid plans for the future.
You simply would like to have more control over your business strategically.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits of employing Johnston Carmichael's tailored Business Stratagem service are:
- Growth is stimulated through a firm focus and action plan
- Direction is established for you and your business
- Further motivation is derived for managers and employees
- Provision of an excellent framework which will help your business adapt to change
"The Stratagem day was a new experience for us, and a good one. We already had formal business plans and strategies in place and hold regular board meetings, but Stratagem allowed us to talk more frankly and openly, contemplate issues from different angles and understand each other and the business better than previously. The output from the day now holds a key role in our plans and hopes for the future".
George Craib Chairman and Eddie Anderson Managing Director, ARR Crab Transport
"Business Stratagem came at just the right time for us and it has given us the impetus to move forward on some key decisions. We know where we want MCI to be in the future - Stratagem has provided an excellent framework with the milestones we need to make it happen. Already we have achieved a number of things that we had been putting off for some time!
We were so enthusiastic about how it was done, we asked Johnston Carmichael to do another session with some of our managers. We think it is only now, some months later, that we fully appreciate how much value we are gaining from our Stratagem experiences. "
Ian McIntosh & Mike Clark, Directors - MCI ELECTROTECHNICS LTD
"We found the day extremely productive, and came away reinvigorated. Being away from the office gave us the chance to focus completely on our business. We looked at the current situation and all aspects of performance before really getting to grips with where we wanted to take the company in the coming years. At the end, we had established a set of clear goals and a number of targets.
Back in the office, it would have been easy to put it all to one side, but we are now really motivated to keep the goals we agreed during the Business Stratagem session. The day really opened our eyes to a new way of looking at certain areas of the business."
Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Survival Craft Inspectorate Ltd
To find out more about Johnston Carmichael's Business Stratagem Service and how our team can help you please contact Sandy Manson.