Cascadia supported a global property management company in the creation of a strategic plan aimed at addressing multiple international expansions over a five-year time period.
Cascadia led both the Senior Leadership team and the Enterprise Applications team through a four-phase Scenario Planning process:
Discovery: Cascadia led the team through detecting and analyzing key themes and external change drivers to map critical uncertainties
Design: Cascadia worked with the client to:
Identify the key trend axis
Formulate plausible future scenarios
Develop initial strategic responses
Document plausible “pathways” to future scenarios
Stress-test against “wild card” situations (i.e. radical change in the regulatory environment)
Decision: The team was then tasked with challenging current assumptions and testing current strategic thinking against future scenarios, in order to identify strategic actions that can be implemented in response to different situations
Action: Lastly, Cascadia worked with the team to develop an action and an implementation plan encompassing “no regret moves”, monitoring of “sign-posts” to ensure alignment across the organization and the corresponding appropriate strategic responses
The goal of this exercise was to identify and implement appropriate strategic actions for the organization. These strategic actions included research and investments in emerging technologies and the development of a Business Intelligence / Data Analytics strategy. Following these sessions, Cascadia was retained to implement several selected initiatives.