Strategy Consulting: Practice How You Play
Aspirations determine the course of a strategic plan. If senior leaders can’t conceptualize or agree on the future shape of their organization, then articulating the steps to get their results in a plan that sits on a bookshelf and collects dust. Arc Aspicio encourages its employees to communicate their aspirations publicly, whether they are personal or professional in nature. This simple exercise yields electrifying results, because a workforce focused on aspirations is more receptive to strategic initiatives and increases the upward mobility of ideas and new ways of thinking.
We are excited about our company’s strategy, the work we have done in the past, and the possibilities we can explore in the future. Every day we practice the best practices of strategy consulting internally, so that we bring highly trained and experienced people – who understand the human side of strategy – to work side by side with our clients.
About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology, and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams use a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments that often have new priorities and evolving missions. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi famously said, “practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” This quote highlights the importance of organizations embracing implementation of their own strategic plans.
In 2018, Arc Aspicio entered the final year of a three-year strategic plan focused on developing innovative, creative, and cool new ways to interface with and solve our clients’ biggest challenges. We did this by using the same strategic planning processes that we use with our clients every day. Ingrained into the DNA of our company is the desire to work side by side with our clients to solve their most difficult problems using innovative approaches, transformational decision-making, and a focus on the human aspects of change. The key to this commitment is implementing innovative strategy from the fun of the initial strategic plan until the last deliverable of the last strategic initiative. In short, practice how you play, and practice it as perfectly as you can.
One of the most important aspects of implementing a strategy is how to develop it, communicate it, and reinforce it within the organization. We use a strategic theme to conceptualize and communicate the importance of senior leaders’ exciting vision. The Arc Aspicio 2018 theme is exploration. Exploration emphasizes our desire for our workforce to expand our horizons, take risks, and develop aspirations – individually and for the company.