Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What's the difference between REDEFINE & REALIGN and strategic planning?

Our comprehensive strategic planning process (fondly known as PICFE) generally requires between two and six months to complete. One of the final steps in our 7-step PICFE process is the development of a 90-day Rolling Action Agenda. REDEFINE & REALIGN is designed to produce a remedial action plan in about three weeks, a fraction of the time required to build and reach consensus on a three to five-year plan.

2.  From start to finish, how long will it take to get a plan we can implement?

The answer varies depending on the size of the team and the availability of team members. We like to allow a few days between sessions to give team members a chance to digest and process the information captured in a session as well as the decisions that were made. All in, we would suggest allowing about three to four weeks to complete the REDEFINE & REALIGN process. The actual time will depend on the availability of decision-makers among other factors.

3. How much time is required of members of our leadership team?

Each team member will be asked to commit approximately 8 hours during the course of this project. This provides enough time to complete a short online survey, attend (virtually) two facilitated sessions, and review materials between sessions. 

4.  How many people can participate in the process?

Between 6 and 12 participants is ideal. Having said this, we have worked with teams as small as two and as large as 25. The value of maintaining the 6 to 12-person size is that there are enough people to get some spirited and useful conversation while keeping it small enough to give each participant a chance to express their opinions.

5.  What does REDEFINE & REALIGN cost?

This really depends on the size of your team and the complexity of your operation. Following an exploratory conversation, we will provide you with a firm price that won't change unless the scope changes. Running a nonprofit? Contact us for special pricing.

6.  Does REDEFINE & REALIGN work for any type of business?

There might be an organization for which REDEFINE & REALIGN is not suited. That said, we have yet to come across it. REDEFINE & REALIGN was developed in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the pandemic. Any organization that is being or stands to be affected by large-scale disruption will benefit from a focus on redefining critical issues and realigning plans to deal with them.  

7.  Are the facilitated sessions always conducted online?

To keep costs as low as possible, REDEFINE & REALIGN is built around online sessions. They are cost-effective and work extremely well. If you would prefer to get decision-makers together in one place (and social distancing is no longer a factor), we'd be very happy to discuss the differences and provide a price. 

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