A critical thinking space for business leaders.

In today’s uncertain business world business leaders must be able to learn to adapt faster than the rate of change in their markets.

But this prevailing climate of uncertainty increases the pressure on leaders to spend their time “in” the business addressing day-to-day activities that drive today’s performance and results, making it difficult to find sufficient headroom to spend “on” the business, considering how best to make the right changes that lead to sustainable growth and success.

The pace of change and the compelling need for business leaders to adapt can be overwhelming. What is the right decision? Who do I listen to? Where can I get help?

Sustaining and growing value comes from making the right strategic choices and then aligning the business model, stakeholder requirements, management, communications and risk management to those choices.

Uncertainty demands a focused but creative response on what matters most to you.

That’s why Grant Thornton has developed the CEO Room.

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National Managing Partner - Grant Thornton Consulting

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How does the CEO Room work?

The discipline underlying the success of the CEO Room is the time we spend in its planning.

Working either singly with the business leader through to the entire executive team, we take the time to learn about the business, its market, competition and disruptive influences to plan an effective CEO Room session that can last between 3 hours and 3 days, depending on the business’ needs.

We overlay this with our own research and insights before delivering a tailored, highly and engaging session that delivers real rigour to the process and will result in an aligned, engaged and motivated team.

Looking at the business from the point of view of its stakeholders - customers, suppliers, people and investors/ lenders at each of the four stages of the CEO Room, we consider the ambition of the business in its competitive environment; challenge the assumptions that underlay that ambition; define the promises the business needs to make to its stakeholders and, most importantly, determine the way in which the leader(s) need to change in order to deliver necessary change.

So the CEO Room can therefore be held (in whole or in part) to drive new thinking annually during the regular cycle of planning but is also incredibly effective during times of transition, stress or industry change.

Lead by our most experienced Partners, the CEO Room is a cost effective, engaging way of kick starting growth, aligning the leadership team and building confidence in the future.

Our capability 

To find out more about the CEO Room, download our capability document today.