GBN will help to challenge and deepen your organization’s understanding of the strategic issues that are most critical to growth and success while enhancing its ability to adapt and act effectively. Our unique consulting services apply scenario planning and other strategic tools, insights from visionary thinkers and experts, and experiential learning to help you address a variety of business challenges:
Strategic planning and decision-making under uncertainty: Move beyond traditional, linear forecasting models to explore a diverse set of plausible futures and develop adaptive strategies.
Innovation: Think differently and creatively about future products and services by better anticipating evolving customer needs, technologies, and processes.
Risk: Identify systemic exogenous risks and their potential threats and opportunities for your industry and business.
Organizational adaptability: Determine the issues that your organization and future leaders must be prepared to face and develop the capacity, skills, and structures to do so.
Alignment and visioning: Design and facilitate strategic conversations between key stakeholders that shift the focus from identifying constraints to imagining and pursuing shared opportunities.
Executive intelligence: Deepen and broaden your understanding of the changing business context, driving forces, and critical uncertainties—and their implications for your organization’s growth and impact.
Our approach is highly collaborative and interactive and each project is tailored to meet your needs, budget, and timing. Our engagements include interactive workshops; in-depth interviews; qualitative and quantitative research; “learning journeys” to experience first-hand the people and organizations driving change; customized speeches, conferences, and training programs; and executive retreats.Moreover, in any engagement, GBN can bring to bear the specialized expertise of other Monitor practices in strategic advisory services (e.g., innovation, marketing and sales, regional competitiveness, social impact), financial advisory services, and capability building.
Consultant and writer on the social, cultural, and economic effects of internet technologies; joint NYU appointments in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and jourmalism department; author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age