Strategy consulting

  1. Why is strategy consulting so important?
  2. Effective strategy consulting combines the hard and so-called soft factors
  3. What sets Timmermann strategy consulting apart?

1. Why is strategy consulting so important?

Strategy consulting or management consulting is the classic form of consulting. Timmermann's strategy consulting accompanies companies and public institutions in finding solutions to business challenges. Strategy, structures, processes and systems have a great influence on the success of companies. They are at the center of the activities of top management and executives; they dominate board agendas and project portfolios.

The topics are diverse: from growth strategy to reorganization to process optimization. In theory, the concepts usually sound clear and simple. In practice, however, companies regularly fail to drive such changes quickly and successfully.

In our experience, there are 3 main reasons why strategy projects fail:

Weak content quality of the strategy

Often, technical experts and managers may not have extensive experience in strategy. This can lead to challenges in content quality, such as focusing on the wrong level of detail. While top managers prefer a high-level overview, subject matter experts may delve too deeply into analytical aspects. As a result, the final concepts presented to management after months of work may be technically accurate but lack the necessary insight for the bigger picture.

Despondency at all levels of decision-making

The natural tendency to avoid risks, especially in affluent countries where there is a sense of "saturation," coupled with the prevailing culture in many companies, can hinder the acceptance of responsibility, impede implementation efforts, and limit the willingness to take calculated risks. This often results in unclearly formulated and indirect posing of challenging questions, delegation of answers up or down the hierarchy, quick dismissal of unconventional solutions, and a focus on avoiding failure rather than driving towards success.

Tunnel vision on the "what"

When considering what actions a company should take, the importance of the why and how is often overlooked. This can result in confusion and lack of motivation among management and employees. Implementation may suffer due to a lack of participation, unclear communication, or disconnect between the strategy and the reality of the employees and managers.

2. Effective strategy consulting combines the hard and so-called soft factors 

With our unique blend of analytical strategy consulting and psychologically based change expertise, we are here to assist you in tackling your most pressing challenges. This includes strategy development and implementation, product innovation, organizational design, corporate mission statement development, and support for M&A processes. We take into account the specific requirements of various industries and boast expertise across multiple sectors.

3. What sets Timmermann strategy consulting apart?

We don't follow the traditional management consultancy approach. Drawing from our consultants' experience in renowned strategy consultancies like McKinsey, we blend top-notch analytical and conceptual prowess with expertise in driving change and collaboration. This unique combination enables us to swiftly craft high-quality, targeted concepts that are strategically structured for sustainable growth. Additionally, we engage with your managers and employees in a way that fully embraces their industry and organizational knowledge, ensuring their full support and commitment to the outcomes.

We use our skills as change management consultants to strengthen entrepreneurship, responsibility and success orientation in leadership and team. For example, through individual insight processes in coaching and sparring, through participation within clear guidelines, through training and simply working together in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and intensive. And through implementation thought through from the beginning by means of an interactive strategic communication and implementation concept. Our clients particularly appreciate our ability to combine "hard" and "soft" factors - often in the same context.

We approach the 'why' and 'how' questions with equal clarity and professionalism as we do with the 'what'. For instance, we collaborate with you in crafting processes for developing mission statements, utilizing seasoned senior facilitators to uncover the key challenges.