Strategic planning

With significant pressures on scarce resources it is critical that all organisations have a clear idea of where they are trying to get to, where they are now and how they are going to strategically apply their resource in achieving their key objectives.

For professional partnerships this may include opportunities for new services, mergers or major restructuring as a result of changes in competition.

How we can help

Our strategic planning advice allows management to review the internal and external factors impacting their firm and to make informed decisions on key priorities for the coming few years. This in turn allows management to plan detailed actions in line with these strategic priorities.

Our approach

Scott-Moncrieff has developed a strategic planning approach tailored to the needs of our clients and their particular sectors. The approach includes consideration of the following:

  • An assessment of the organisation’s competitive and regulatory environment.
  • The current competitive position of the organisation’s key products and services.
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the organisation’s organisational and management structure.
  • The availability of resources including potential government support.
  • Other factors likely to impact the organisation over the next 3-5 years.

Working closely with the Board and senior management, we use this information to identify and assess a number of key priorities for the organisation. This evaluation allows the management to drive the detailed operational strategic planning.

Evidence-based conclusions

This structured approach to strategic planning allows busy management to consider key factors impacting the organisation in an objective and cost effective manner resulting in an evidence based conclusion which can be supported across the firm.