Strategic Effectivenes

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Unifies is building to expand, strengthen and broaden its Strategic Effectiveness approach – helping organizations set the right goals and consistently achieve them.

This is the core of our three-stage Strategic Effectiveness Model. In the Formulation Stage, we help clients assess their current situation, develop a clear strategic direction for the future, and formulate a strategic map – a one-page "visual shorthand" of the strategy – to concisely articulate that direction. In the Implementation Stage, we focus on the effective implementation of the strategic priorities and objectives outlined in the Strategic Map. The Review and Adjust Stage provides regular opportunities to adapt both the strategy and the approach to implementation to meet ever-changing realities.

Specifically this involves:

  • Guiding clients in quickly formulating a clear strategic direction and aligned intent around that direction in a reasonable cycle time – what we call a "good enough" strategic plan
  • Helping clients move swiftly to implementation – letting implementation teach them the ways that the strategy is on target and the ways it needs to be improved
  • Supporting clients as they candidly review their progress with implementation and make those adjustments that are called for over time – ensuring implementation stays "top of mind" as the strategy period progresses
  • Building a results orientation that keeps our clients focused on the few most critical outcomes that define success – so they avoid getting caught up in the day-to-day rush of activities that impedes strategic effectiveness
  • Facilitating broad stakeholder engagement with the strategy to foster understanding and build engagement with its implementation

This approach will continue to be successful from Unifies consulting foundation with the wide range of market segments historically served, including:

  • Academic health science centers
  • Public health leadership across a range of educational, clinical and research settings
  • Higher education, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Public health departments at the state, local, territorial and tribal levels
  • National public health organizations and associations
  • Multi-jurisdiction collaborations among public health leaders in government, academia, and the private sector on issues including health equity; substance misuse and abuse prevention, treatment and recovery; healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance; the integration of public health and health care; and the future of public health leadership
  • Select private sector clients