SOLYP Informatik GmbH has initiated a Strategy Circle to provide managers responsible for strategic planning with a platform for exchanging knowledge and ideas and to learn from each other’s experiences.
With OTTO Group and MERCK, we were fortunate to find two renowned companies to give presentations offering some interesting insights on their strategic planning processes. Other participants included the heads of strategic planning of BASF, ALTANA, EnBW, and EWE TEL. While these companies operate in different industry sectors, they are all facing similar issues and challenges. Topics discussed included: strategy communication and implementation, length of the strategic planning cycle, importance of vision, strategic risk management, alignment of strategic planning and financial planning, importance of soft data, as well as identification of consumer and industry trends.
The Strategy Circle was a great success and we are looking forward to repeat it in the future!