We're very enthusiastic about strategy here at Lucidity - but we understand not everyone is. We also understand it can be hard to find the time and space to dedicate to strategy development. This is where we step in. With experience in working with organisations of all shapes and sizes, we can help pick up at wherever stage you're at, or even start from scratch! Just get in touch and we can let you know how we can help.
We'll help you understand how you're currently performing and to identify opportunities, by looking at what's happening in your sector and analysing management data.
We'll work with you to identify the people that are most important for your strategy. We'll help by designing ways for you to share your ideas and to hear what people think.
Deciding what to focus on - and what not to focus on - is one of the hardest elements of the strategy process. We can help you prioritise your ideas and make strategic decisions.
We're expert at drafting plans to help you put your ideas into action, from communications to implementation. Our plans are practical, realistic and achievable.
We'll help you to identify what success will look like for your strategy, create milestones and understand the progress you're making.
We're dedicated to sharing our skills with our clients, so you don't need to keep using outside help. We'll create bespoke training for you and your teams.
What is strategy?
Put simply, strategy is a long-term plan that will help you go from where you are now to where you want to be. You can apply this principle to any aspect of your life, be that how to develop new hobbies or take your business to the next step. And once you’ve developed your plan, you need to put it into action, before finally reflecting on what you’ve achieved.
Sounds easy, right? It is, but only if you have all the information you need, can access to the right people, take time out to think through different options and create the space to make decisions. You'll also need a great set of actions, effective ways to measure your progress and the skills to reflect on what you've achieved. And that's why we're here to help!
"Lucidity Solutions has helped us develop a clear vision for the future and a strategy document to achieve this"
Green Aspirations Scotland CIC
How can we help?
You already have an idea about where you're going. Or you might need to generate new ideas. We can work with you to engage people across your organisation and in key partner organisations; to research existing sector issues and service offerings; and exploring potential opportunities for development and growth.
We were engaged by Durham University to help develop a strategy for health research, following a recent restructure in the area. We undertook an extensive consultation, via online survey, focus groups and face-to-face interviews, which resulted in over 200 views being gathered. We evaluated the current position of health research at Durham, by analysing relevant data, and explored the external context, looking at priorities in relation to health funding and health policy in the UK and overseas. This helped us to draft recommendations and help the Strategy Group within the university agree on objectives, which we used to inform the start of an implementation plan.