#REBOUNDNOW

ADVISORY / ANALYTICS / DIGITAL
by STRATEGYPOD

The COVID
crisis
changes
everything

We will not return to how it was before.
The future is uncertain.
How do we plan, anticipate and imagine this “new reality”?
How do we convert this “new reality” into revenue recovery?

WE USE SCENARIO PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT REVENUE RECOVERY

In extraordinary times you need extraordinary approaches. While you are dealing with ongoing operational issues, you also need to find time to prepare for the “new reality”. We help you get there fast and effectively.

Avasta / Strategypod Revenue Recovery Report

The COVID-19 crisis has vastly disrupted our daily lives and the pain is far from over. A ”new reality” is emerging and the way we live, work and interact has changed. For most companies this means that their existing strategic and annual plans have become largely obsolete. Ensuring future cash flow and future revenue streams is most certainly at the center of every business leader’s attention. But how do you prepare for a “new reality” when so much is still so uncertain?.

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A

Organize your teams for the rebound

Much of your current effort and attention is on business continuity and dealing with operational disruptions. In addition, you also need time to design and prepare the shift to the “new reality”. We help you to organize your teams.

B

Simulate different revenue recovery options

Develop a set of practical scenarios that give you fast insight into how to plan and implement your revenue recovery actions. Use technology to constantly monitor and refresh these scenarios and assumptions and adjust fast to changing realities.

C

Convert your “new reality” into revenue recovery actions

Ensure clear alignment across leadership on common direction and equip your teams to take accountability and implement quickly.

Brain disruption is coming.

Is your company ready for it?

– STRATEGYPOD

Sofia, a robot providing customer service in Hong Kong.

A. ORGANIZE YOUR TEAMS FOR THE REBOUND

operational actions

Business (crisis) teams

  1. Ongoing tactical and operational actions to keep the business running as smoothly as possible.
  2. Disciplined implementation.
  3. Maintaining organizational fitness (ready to act).

SEEK INPUT

ALIGNMENT

revenue recovery options

REBOUND PREPARATION TEAM

  1. Prepare for revenue recovery
      – Prepare new reality fact base for ongoing decision making.
  2. Free up time for looking forward
      – Create a rebound support team to provide program office support.
  3. Get the right people on your rebound team:
      – Involve trusted aides who have shown robust judgement, open-mindedness and who are flexible.

DECISION-MAKING SUPPORT

ALIGNMENT

STRATEGIC REBOUND ACTIONS

COMPANY LEADERSHIP TEAM

  1. Decide and adjust:
      – Make quick decisions based on common sense options.
      – Adjust past decisions to new realities.
  2. Direct and guide:
      – Maintain consistency despite changing plans.
      – Communicate align and engage.

B. Simulate different revenue recovery options

INPUTS AND PREPARATION

  1. We get your rebound preparation effort up and running in days.

  2. Build the fact base quickly:
      – What information and data do you have?

      – What additional data do you need?

      – Develop assumptions for what’s missing.

SCENARIO PLANNING

REBOUND DATABASE

  1. Build your scenarios for the 2-3 “new realities” that are most likely to happen.

  2. Our scenario planning expertise and digital capability:
      a) Models and simulates scenario impact.
      b) Produces revenue recovery options. The options you will choose and want to implement will be your “new realities”.

      c) Installs progress management and early warning systems.

OUTPUT

  1. Revenue recovery plan.
  2. Dynamic progress measurement and continuous reporting.
  3. Fast insight into what works and what does not work.
  4. Ongoing ability to simulate changes to your decisions and their likely impact.

    Document your learnings.

C. Convert your “new reality” into revenue recovery actions

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T HAVE ALIGNMENT

CREATING ALIGNEMENT

EXECUTIVES

Make well-informed and fast decisions to direct action plans.

MANAGEMENT

Disciplined and fast implementation.

FRONTLINE

Leadership that inspires confidence
and “can do”.

C. Convert your “new reality” into revenue recovery actions

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T HAVE ALIGNMENT

CREATING ALIGNEMENT

Make well-informed and fast decisions to direct action plans.

Disciplined and fast implementation.

Leadership that inspires confidence and “can do”.

Major themes resulting from covid-19

In 2020 alone our global economy “lost” about 5-10% of global GDP. This will provide opportunities for those best prepared to rebound from this human and economic crisis.

ECONOMY
  • Export-driven economies will be disproportionally affected as the recovery of demand is uneven and dependent on different, country-based recovery timelines.
  • Recession and inflation in 2020 and 2021 and uneven growth across sectors and geographies create (temporary but unpredictable) demand and supply distortions.
  • Increased unemployment drives declining middle class with reduced disposable income and higher levels of personal debt, impacting purchasing behaviours.
  • Consumer spending habits are likely to change significantly and permanently as a result of confinement and social distancing.
  • Continuing supply chain disruption/raw material sourcing while de-risking supply.
  • Start-up sector as a driver of innovation will likely be decimated, leading to a (temporary) slow-down in innovation, new business models and breakthrough concept development.
  • Companies with a relative long-term strategic focus and strong reputation will likely be advantaged in the future.
INDUSTRY
  • Consumer spending habits change for most sectors, in some case in very significant ways.
  • Travel, tourism and leisure – Social distancing/caution will in the short- to mid-term significantly affect transportation, restaurant and leisure activities and their suppliers.
  • Demand for commercial real estate significantly impacted by the accelerated shift from physical to online buying and at risk of flexible working arrangements becoming the new standard.
  • Politicization and increased regulation of certain industries (e.g. certain pharma, medical supplies, medical technology, specific speciality ingredients, food).
  • Acceleration in customer and consumer demand for certification (e.g. origin, sustainable sourcing, production and natural ingredients).
  • Acceleration of digital transformation (redesign businesses process flows to drive sophisticated analytics, AI and machine learning).
Politics and society (from an occidental perspective)
  • Fast rising nationalism, unionization and corporate activism. Potential of social unrest in countries with a sharp rise in unemployment and income inequality.
    • “Closed mindedness” could temporarily slow down recovery (confinement of thinking as is commonly seen after a major crisis).
  • Reputation management takes more prominence due to reduced public trust.
  • Repurpose gig working, temporary labor and contracting:
    • High unemployment will encourage gig working, but as the crisis has demonstrated, disruption of supply and demand means that the issue of income protection and who is responsible for “idle” time needs to be resolved in a more structural manner.
  • Future of work models will be accelerated:
    • Increase in the flexibility of work (who, when, where, how) and gig working (further shift from employment to contracting).
    • Valuation of work needs to shift from time-based to contribution (what has been done).
    • Acceleration in automation and robotics will lead to new work and puts emphasis on how technology and automation can augment human work.
    • Far greater use and sophistication of remote and virtual working than before the crisis, after months of having to rely solely on this method of collaboration.
    • Focus on psychological needs like purpose and sense of belonging.
  • Future of education – heavy digital focus could potentially lead to underdevelopment of certain social interaction skills and competencies as well as accelerate future-focused digital skills in younger workers. Focus on life-long learning and collaboration between parenting, education, multi-generation and the world of work to continuously build future skills and competencies of workers.
  • Capturing the community spirit which has resulted from the crisis will fuel the multi-stakeholder focus and purpose of leading businesses in the future.

“Decisions are normally taken based on the facts and assumptions you have at that time. When reality unfolds differently than expected, adjusting the implementation of that decision to adapt to this changed reality quickly not only avoids costly mistakes but often provides fresh opportunities.”

Karel Leeflang – CEO Strategypod
Interview @ Sherpany.com

“Decisions are normally taken based on the facts and assumptions you have at that time. When reality unfolds differently than expected, adjusting the implementation of that decision to adapt to this changed reality quickly not only avoids costly mistakes but often provides fresh opportunities.”

Karel Leeflang – CEO Strategypod
Interview @ Sherpany.com

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HELLO,

We are a boutique advisory firm specializing in strategic planning, big data and analytics technology. We have 35 staff based in offices in Geneva, Zürich, London, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

We stand out by leveraging many different data sources and experimenting with complex analytics to help you make better informed decisions.

All of us are senior industry executives with extensive leadership experience in implementing change. Consumer products, retail, banking, manufacturing/advanced technology, specialty chemicals or biotechnology? We’ve got it!

We don’t sell ready-made products. We create stay-behind practical approaches and powerful digital assets. We work on topics like strategy implementation, scenario modeling, leading change, portfolio management, growth and value creation, capability building, talent, team effectiveness and culture.

Nice to meet you. How can we help?

Karel Leeflang, CEO of STRATEGYPOD

our business friends

Testimonial

“… Of all the strategy processes I have been involved with in my career, this experience with StrategyPod was by far the best experience… The transparent and inclusive engagement with our senior leaders, working through strategic choices in detail and using scenario planning to decide on our strategic ambition and strategic plan, has given us an actionable long-term plan…

… the Strat Align process and technology centralizes all the knowldge we have acquired in the strategy process for ongoing use and documents our assumptions. This allows us to focus on sharply executing our strategic plan, building the capabilities we must develop, and aticipating “major changes” when comparing our actual performance with the short-, mid- and long-term milestones to be delivered. This is how we now monitor and manage our operational execution as well as our strategic progress.

This experience with StrategyPod has worked so much better than strategy exercises we did in the past and I already look forward to a future engagement with StrategyPod…”

Mr. B, Divisional ceo, europt 200 company

INDUSTRIES

B2B

Helping your customer create new sources of growth is complex enough. To shift from just being a supplier to understanding your customer’s value chain, as well as the customer of your customer, requires substantial skill and foresight.

Biotechnology & Speciality chemistry

Harnessing the power of nature is creating some amazing breakthroughs in science and technology. Almost everyindustry is affected by natural ingredients and new materials set to replace (petro-) chemicals and/or enable new treatments not in existence today.

Non-profit

“If we can start to understand what people really want, we can change communities and we can change whole nations.” – Melinda & Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Wealth Management & Fintech

In an industry under immense pressure from regulators, customers and shareholderes, many private banks are looking hard at cost and aum. However, keeping the customer in mind is key to rebuild trust and shared value. If not, different fintech players will continue to disintermediate banks from their customers.

Health

The health care industry is one of competing interests. Technological advancements in medical care, treatment techniques and prevention make much more possible. But exploding costs threaten advancement, affordability and eventually the industry’s health. How do you create more value at lower costs?

Travel

The internet has completely transformed the travel industry. Niche travel agents and the many travel related platforms are all competing for attention, driving prices down for the eventual travel provider. Creating value is a competitive necessity.

Manufacturing & Advanced Technology

Technology and the internet of things is changing the value chain faster than ever. Are you able to keep up?

Retail

Despite the massive investment in technology, retail seems to be either online or physical. Very few excel at both at the same time. The consumer of today doesn’t care and seems to be in control.

Consumer goods & luxury

Consumer taste, product trends and brand loyalty are in constant flux. Brands are scrutinized and consumers expect them to set an example and make a positive change.

Forestry & Agriculture

The effects of climate change, customer & consumer preferences, distribution intermediaries and commodity trading are all driving the price of natural assets.

TESTIMONIAL

“… Of all the strategy processes I have been involved with in my career, this experience with StrategyPod was by far the best experience… The transparent and inclusive engagement with our senior leaders, working through strategic choices in detail and using scenario planning to decide on our strategic ambition and strategic plan, has given us an actionable long-term plan…

… the Strat Align process and technology centralizes all the knowldge we have acquired in the strategy process for ongoing use and documents our assumptions. This allows us to focus on sharply executing our strategic plan, building the capabilities we must develop, and aticipating “major changes” when comparing our actual performance with the short-, mid- and long-term milestones to be delivered. This is how we now monitor and manage our operational execution as well as our strategic progress.

This experience with StrategyPod has worked so much better than strategy exercises we did in the past and I already look forward to a future engagement with StrategyPod…”

Mr. B, Divisional ceo, europt 200 company

strategypod leadership

Karel Leeflang

Strategy & Transformation

Having led several large-scale transformations as a corporate executive and advisor, we use this first-hand experience to design and implement performance improvement based on an aligned understanding of your strategy.

Jennifer Powell

People & Culture

Jennifer’s deep expertise in executive coaching and leading and communicating change brings specific focus to our projects: how do we facilitate outcomes by bringing the best out of people. How do we work with people to bring out the best from within the business.

Patrick Mosimann

Data Science & Technology Solutions

Our world has more data than we know what to do with. Patrick leads our solutions team who make data usable, insightful and turn it into a fact base for decision making and progress management.

Roland Mosimann

Business Analytics & Strategic Scenarios

Roland leads our effort that provides insight and context for our client’s business environment. We use this insight to identify opportunities and alternatives and turn them into robust business scenarios for decision making.

Björn Kälin

Advanced strategic Advisory

Born and bred in Switzerland, Björn has started early-on in his career to travel the world and to connect people; and has continued to do so since. He works with Leadership Teams, CEOs and Boards. His passion is in bringing people together to create great things.

Jeanine Kurk

Project Management & Delivery

With 25 years of experience in a trading business, a large consumer goods group, a charitable organization and in running a family, Jeanine helps us to put into practice what we teach.

Happy

Creative Support

Happy is our brown Labrador office dog. She provides the team with inspiration and fresh thinking during long walks in the park and the forests around Geneva.

STRATEGYPOD LEADERSHIP

Karel Leeflang

Strategy & Transformation

Having led several large-scale transformations as a corporate executive and advisor, we use this first-hand experience to design and implement performance improvement based on an aligned understanding of your strategy.

Jennifer Powell

People & Culture

Jennifer’s deep expertise in executive coaching and leading and communicating change brings specific focus to our projects: how do we facilitate outcomes by bringing the best out of people. How do we work with people to bring out the best from within the business.

Patrick Mosimann

Data Science & Technology Solutions

Our world has more data than we know what to do with. Patrick leads our solutions team who make data usable, insightful and turn it into a fact base for decision making and progress management.

Roland Mosimann

Business Analytics & Strategic Scenarios

Roland leads our effort that provides insight and context for our client’s business environment. We use this insight to identify opportunities and alternatives and turn them into robust business scenarios for decision making.

Björn Kälin

Advanced strategic Advisory

Born and bred in Switzerland, Björn has started early-on in his career to travel the world and to connect people; and has continued to do so since. He works with Leadership Teams, CEOs and Boards. His passion is in bringing people together to create great things.

Jeanine Kurk

Project Management & Delivery

With 25 years of experience in a trading business, a large consumer goods group, a charitable organization and in running a family, Jeanine helps us to put into practice what we teach.

Happy

Creative Support

Happy is our brown Labrador office dog. She provides the team with inspiration and fresh thinking during long walks in the park and the forests around Geneva.

How can we help?

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contact@strategypod.com

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P.O. box 416,
1211 Geneva 12

Australia

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USA

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uk

55-56 Russell Square, WC1B 4HP, London

How can we help?

11 + 7 =

Switzerland

+41 22 347 2160
contact@strategypod.com

33 Rue de l’Athénée,
1206 Geneva

P.O. box 416,
1211 Geneva 12

Australia

Suite 81, City West Centre, Plaistowe News, West Perth WA 6005

USA

993 Old Eagle School Road, Philadelphia, PA 19087

uk

55-56 Russell Square, WC1B 4HP, London