June 07, 2012

Scenario Consulting to Go

It’s been said – and it’s still true – that scenario planning is most valuable as a tool to deliver strategic insights for longer-term planning. But in recent years, with the accelerating pace of change (and the increased recognition of such), private sector executives have tended to pass on in-depth strategic exercises in favor of what most would consider to be business planning. FSG believes this is a mistake, and that the need for thinking rigorously about what lies “around the corner” is always valuable, especially in turbulent times. But we understand the pressures companies are under, and we sympathize with the plight of executives who are already working 60 to 70 hour weeks just dealing with their current inbox.  

Which is why we now offer “Scenario Consulting to Go.”  This is an accelerated version of our normal scenario planning offering that leverages existing non-proprietary scenario knowledge we have in-house, and therefore limits client time in front-end scenario development. Our To-Go offering is ideal for firms that are not in the market for enterprise-wide strategy, do not intend to build in-house scenario expertise, but do need an alternative futures perspective on a limited set of important business decisions, and in a constrained time horizon – say, 0 to 5 or 7 years out in time. Scenario Consulting to Go offers a credible alternative to more involved scenario planning commitments in part because FSG knows where to cut corners without sacrificing the integrity of the process.  Give us a shout if you want to know more about how it can work for you.