BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

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Corporate Strategic Planning

"Acumen helped kickstart the Gokongwei Group’s transformation journey, and ten years from now, we will view this partnership as critical part in making the Gokongwei Group a much more customer centric, agile and digital organization"

Lance Gokongwei

Chief Executive Officer 

JG Summit Holdings, Inc.

CLIENTS  WE'VE WORKED WITH

This service enables leadership teams with the tools, processes and capabilities they will need to develop a clear, cohesive 3-5 year business roadmap for growth and sustainability. Through a streamlined strategic planning process, businesses are guided through the analysis of data, identification of key issues & opportunities, development & prioritization of initiatives, and strategic allocation of resources.

DESIGNED FOR

Companies who need to develop mid- to long-term strategic plans triggered by significant business, market and organization conditions.

Large enterprises who need to transform its strategy planning approach into one that is a more rigorous, data-driven and comprehensive

WHY ACUMEN?

Strong business and commercial lens to be leveraged in designing and facilitating strategy workshops

Proven streamlined methodology to develop most critical components in strategy development

Data driven approach utilizing Acumen’s proprietary Business Drivers Mapping tool, integrating both internal and external view

Ability to embed capabilities through Capability Building Practice

Deep, immersive and hands on approach to facilitate the necessary changes in paradigms and mindset that are part and parcel of the process

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR ROBUST STRATEGIC PLANNING

Data-driven

  • Internal + External

  • Current + Future

  • Brutal Facts + Deep Insights

  • Discipline and Rigor

Throughout the planning, internal data and insights are paired with external benchmarks and perspectives to yield innovative, informed ideas

Choiceful

  • Drill down on only key drivers of business

  • Prioritize few strategic initiatives based on key issues/opportunities

With a guided process incorporating divergence in ideas followed through by the stringent processing of outputs, Acumen’s approach enables businesses to make strategic choices, prioritize initiatives, and optimize the allocation of its limited resources.

Collaborative

  • Rich dialogue and respectful debates based on data

  • Broad participation to ensure early buy-in and seamless execution
     

Acumen’s approach involves representatives from across all departments, includes them throughout the process, and facilitates collaboration between and among offices, functions, and capabilities

Coherent

  • Business units to Group / Holding

  • Departments / Functions to Total Company

  • Plans to Goals and Purpose

The resulting Strategic Plan will reflect logical and cohesive articulation of how all parts of the business or holding company will move towards a unified set of goals and strategies.

METHODOLOGY

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Discovery

Assessment of your business’s current reality using:

  • Internal data to evaluate present and historical business health

  • External data to establish benchmarks and forecast the upcoming industry, category, regulatory, and consumer landscape

  • Proprietary Acumen Business Drivers Mapping methodology to objectively assess current reality

2

Strategy Development

Summarization of key issues to address, opportunities to maximize, and strategic imperatives to plan against

3

Implementation

Objectives and goals-setting followed by the development and prioritization of key strategies and plans in an iterative process

4

Embedding

Embedding of strategic decision making and planning skills to ensure sustained implementation of the planning process

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