StS Strategy Updates


John V (Jen D, Kerry T, Marc P, Mick A)

**UPDATE:** (Fri-Jul-09-21) Marc P

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- As the team becomes more active the strategy will need to be handled by all team members and it must guide their leadership within the enterprise and without. So we need to **document the strategy even as it evolves** and acquires meaningful language.

(Fri-Jul-30-21) Marc: * The initial desired outcome of this link is that each team member understands and has had a part in developing our strategy.

- Write the strategy down. - Create reusable **materials for communicating the strategy**. - Create **channels** for sharing the strategy and more. - There is pretty urgent need to get this started. I am tempted to mark it red to get it the attention it needs. Let's see what John and other in his sphere group thing.

(Fri-Jul-30-21) Marc: * John V has made initial suggestions about how to communicate the strategy. See Audience Strategy

- It would be useful for each team member to say something (in writing) about the **culture they are experiencing** in this team and how it relates to the purpose and strategy of the enterprise.

(Fri-Jul-30-21) Marc: * The team can begin an ongoing conversation on Fridays about the strategy, ensuring that the strategy, how it is stated and how it is operationalized all fit our values--personal and collective.

8->5 🔴

- John (strategy sphere lead) to work with Marc (creativity and development sphere lead) to craft a **strategic statement re 8->5**.

(Fri-Jul-30-21) Marc: * John V has reached out to Marc to begin this discussion. Ball is in Marc's court.

* John V has also authored a brief note on Creative Evolution that addresses a progression of offerings to be designed and delivered by StS to clients. This relates to S-5 Creativity and Development NES, S-2 People NES, S-3 Structure NES, and S-1 Participants NES.

- Get clarity on exactly what Kerry thinks **must be done by October** and for whom and by whom. Kerry should decide the color of this link based upon the October deliverable. It may change to red.

- Kerry is creating expectations for a deliverable StS in October 2021. That is **a real milestone**. We will need to get a lot done between now and then to meet it!

(Fri-Jul-30-21) Marc: * John V has published a brief note on Financial Strategy which has direct implications for operations. These are not in the terms of milestones or goals, rather they are recommendations on sources and uses of funds.

* John V has also published a brief note on Staffing Strategy. Staffing is primarily an operational concern. His thoughts are relevant to all links with Staffing (S-2 People NES) which is currently red 🔴.


**UPDATE** (Thu-Jul-29-21) John V. Strategy update: This update is divided into four parts: 1. Financial Strategy, 2. Audience Strategy, 3. Staffing Strategy, 4. Creative Evolution.