Get to the root of your business challenges with our strategy sprints
The Sprint methodology is a quickfire, immersive process designed to help you define clear goals and put in place the right blend of strategy and supporting activity to realise them.
Whether you’re unsure where to start or have a clear sense of your priorities but need help with how to achieve them, a Social Sprint can help you understand more about your capabilities and opportunities to put in place a focused plan of action.
This tried and tested approach to strategy development has already helped clients from global engineering consultancies to national government bodies to local charitable organisations achieve measurable results.
Get targeted, strategic solutions to your business challenges
A Social Strategy Sprint could be the most important day you commit to all year, and a rewarding experience that offers clear value in and of itself.
The method begins by getting a detailed understanding of your organisation and what you want to achieve. This will involve some conversations with you and your team, and some preparatory research carried out by us.
The strategy development process
Through the Strategy Sprint process you will gain:
- A Sprint process unique to your organisation, designed by experienced strategists
- A session that will ensure that you see the best possible outcomes in a focused and accelerated way
- A series of structured, participatory exercises, that will guide team members to share their perspectives and come to agreement on key priorities
- A robust strategy aligned to your objectives
- A set of outputs that will help you make quick progress against your goals
What outcomes will you take from the strategy session?
Soon after the session you will receive:
- A strategic plan on a page setting out clear recommendations in response to the goals and priorities established through the Sprint
- A targeted action plan to help you put these recommendations into practice, prioritise resources effectively and achieve the best possible return on investment
- An insights report detailing the key learnings we uncovered as a result of the Sprint
success story: Developing a stakeholder-focused value proposition for Mott MacDonald
With the ambition to grow a regional office’s profile and network, the Strategy Sprint helped Mott MacDonald to not only gain a deeper understanding of its key audiences but create a clear, prioritised, action plan using a newly defined narrative and set of key messages.Read the full case study
Racheal leads the development of insight-driven, results-focused communications strategies for clients across the public and private sectors. She has led Strategy Sprints and developed integrated communications and campaign strategies for clients including global engineering consultancies, LEPs and hospital trusts, plus tech start-ups and social housing association
Racheal is highly effective at stakeholder engagement and management and has extensive experience of providing communications leadership to complex agendas and building support from a broad coalition of stakeholders.Racheal Johnson Head of strategy
John is a versatile communicator and has had 25 years’ experience , he set up Social a decade ago with no income, no clients and no experience of running a business.
A passionate and energetic entrepreneur, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, John is committed to running Social as a purpose-driven business. He has grown Social to a £3million+ turnover national agency with B Corp certification, that is a force for good for clients, colleagues, suppliers, society and the planet.
John is an expert at hearts and minds communications strategies, a flexible strategist consulting from pub to parliament.John Quinton-Barber Founder and CEO
What Sprint clients have to say
We knew we needed to enhance understanding of the full breadth of our work among key decision-makers in West Yorkshire but needed expert support to accelerate our activity. The Strategy Sprint that Social delivered for us helped us deepen our understanding of what these decision-makers are interested in and how to present our offer to them in the right way. We came away with a clear plan of action, which has already enabled us to build relationships with individuals on our target list and boost our profile in regional media.Lisa Littlefair Leeds City Director, Mott MacDonald
We could see huge market potential for our products in one specific market and approached Social to help us build our strategy for entering that market. Through the Strategy Sprint they delivered for us, we got access to expert insights from leading figures within the market and understood how to pitch ourselves as problem-solvers for the key issues they faced. The strategy on a page that Social produced gave us clear direction on where to focus our energies as a small business, and a set of powerful messages to launch our product offer at a high-profile industry conference just six weeks later.Simon Weeks CEO, Ciptex