Manfred Hellrigl

Participatory Consulting
for Transformation

Finding Clarity and Crafting Solutions together,
for Organizations, Communities and Individuals

Your Strategy Reinvented

Change happens fast. And today’s organisations need to work hard to achieve sustainable results. So it is more important than ever to have a clear and dynamic strategic plan for your organisation.

But for many of us, the process of developing and implementing a strategy can be challenging.

Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

► You recognise the need for a strategic plan and are looking for guidance on how to get started. 

►  You have already developed a strategic plan but could use some help to take it forward.

►  You’re too busy to pause or slow down to develop a strategic plan. 

In any of these cases: Great! You’ve come to the right place! I’m eager to help you!

In many years of working with government, administration, business, academia and society, I’ve gained a lot of practical experience that I’d like to share with you.

What I can offer in strategic planning is an ongoing system that will enable your organisation to deliver results, change direction and resources, and ultimately manage and grow your business.

And I can help you do this with state-of-the-art processes.

Why Transformational Strategy is Different

Transformational strategy differs from traditional strategic planning in several key aspects:

1. Focus on Transformation

– Transformational strategy focuses on significant, positive change, whereas traditional strategic planning often emphasizes incremental improvements.

2. Iterative and Adaptive

– Transformational strategy involves iterative and adaptive processes, allowing for continuous refinement and adjustment in response to changing circumstances.

3. Emphasis on Vision and Purpose

– Transformational strategy emphasizes the connection of an organization’s vision and purpose to its work, whereas traditional strategic planning often focuses on specific goals and objectives.

4. Participatory and Consensus-Driven

– Transformational strategy involves highly participative and consensus-driven approaches, ensuring that all stakeholders are engaged and aligned.

5. Flexibility and Agility

– Transformational strategy encourages flexibility and agility, allowing organizations to adapt quickly to changing environments and external developments.

6. Long-Term Focus

– Transformational strategy often involves a long-term focus, recognizing that significant change requires a sustained effort and commitment.

7. Measurability vs. Transformation

– Transformational strategy acknowledges the tension between measurability and transformation, recognizing that some initiatives may not be easily measurable but are crucial for deep transformation.

8. Incorporating Theory U

– Transformational strategy often incorporates principles from Theory U, such as “presencing” and “co-initiating common intent,” to facilitate deeper connections and collective understanding.

9. Integration of Agile Principles

– Transformational strategy can incorporate agile principles, such as breaking down actions into smaller sprints and emphasizing experimentation, to enhance adaptability and flexibility.

10. Holistic Approach

– Transformational strategy takes a holistic approach, considering the organization’s entire ecosystem and the interconnectedness of different components, whereas traditional strategic planning often focuses on specific areas or projects.

These differences highlight the distinct nature of transformational strategy, which is designed to drive significant, long-term change and adaptability within organizations.