Questions we will ask you.

Getting your strategy right

Before we start working with a new client, VP Consulting has developed specific questions to ensure that we can better understand your organisations requirements. The questions that we ask will seek to clarify our understanding of three core areas:

1) Questions to understand the current situation 

2) Questions to understand your future vision of the organisation and objectives 

3) Questions about perceived challenges  


With any question we ask at VP Consulting the emphasis is on facilitating self-discovery through either improving our understanding of your situation or through encouraging exploration that develops progression towards an end goal.

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VP Consulting begins the client journey with a discovery session. Our discovery sessions focus on three core areas, understanding the current situation, objectives to achieve change and the perceived challenges that hinder change.

Consequently questions that VP Consulting ask will look to:

1) Provide VP Consulting with information to help us support your business. 

2) VP Consulting will also challenge our clients through questioning to consider areas they would otherwise not think about. 

3) Our questioning aims to promote conversation and to engender common understanding of a situation. 

4) We will also ask questions that seek to validate or clarify your own ideas.

Often we’re asked what kind of questions do VP Consulting pose? Whilst no client situation is the same, here are some examples of questions we could look to ask you.

Understanding the current situation:

1) What are the most significant challenges you are facing right now?
    a. Financial challengers
    b. Supplier/Client pressure.
2) How do you undertake your decision making process?
    a. Who do you speak to?
    b. How do you validate your decision?
3) How do others perceive the current situation?
    a. Junior staff vs Senior staff.
    b. Cross-department perceptions. 

Understanding the future vision:

 1) What core areas are you looking to change within the organisation?  
2) How do you envisage making the changes to your business?
    a. Internal change ambassadors?
    b. Re-branding?
3) What is the anticipated impact of change for the business?
    a. Increased sales revenues.    
    b. New product lines.

Understanding the challenges:

1) What staffing impact will the changes have?
    a. Who will it affect? b. Are there skills gaps?
2) Is anyone likely to resist change and why?
    a. E.G. the engineering team as the staff will be required to re-train.
    b. E.G. the staff at X location as the plan proposed would lead to this site being relocated.
3) How will funding for the change be achieved?
    a. Is funding subject to existing market conditions.
    b. Do other stakeholders need to support investment?


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Start your business strategy review with a SWOT/TOWS analysis.


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