Business Assessments

Headway Strategies Consulting offers several assessment tools that can be applied at the organizational level. Contact us to discuss the best approach for the issues that you want to address.

Business Assessments Approaches & Tools

Generally management knows the day operating problems of the business, but they have not necessarily translated them into the business strategy or tactical plans to improve them.

Business Self Evaluation

One quick technique is to perform an assessment using the Business Self Evaluation approach which was developed as part of processes described in The Compass Approach.  The approach looks at 12 different aspects of the business and rates them across three time periods (Today, 6 Months, and 12 months).

The evaluation can help in the planning process by identifying where the company needs to focus their efforts. In addition, having this evaluation completed and summarized across the management team will help to get a cross-functional view of the challenges and opportunities facing the organization.

Confirming Your Organization’s Alignment to Your Business Strategy

In today’s business environment with all of the radical changes, uncertainty, new rules and regulations, and increased customer demands, how do you manage and thrive as an organization? We have found that a significant variable is how well your organization is cross-functionally aligned to the organization’s vision and goals.

As part of our process in working with you utilize an analysis tool which allows you to assess your business’ performance across your management team and employees in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer and Market Focus
  • Measurement
  • Human resource Foocus
  • Process Management
  • Business Results

Understanding the overall organizations performance in these areas helps in developing strategies  around alignment of the business’ goals to achieve a higher level of organizational performance. Our approach follows the same criteria used in the evaluation of Performance Excellence used by the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program.