Congruence Projects

Case Studies

Congruence Projects

From Conflict to Agreed Strategy

Members of the senior leadership team of this large IT company had been in conflict about the direction the company should take and specifically shifting the balance from products towards service based operations. Fractal ran a two day ‘Congruence’ workshop with around 30 of the senior team and rising young managers. Over the two days the group debated a series of themes in parallel and emerged with a consolidated and coherent position on the way forward that everyone had agreed to.

Developing Strategy in an IT Company

This medium sized IT company was facing a gap in its product pipeline and the threat of a catastrophic loss of its market. Fractal ran a two day ‘Congruence’ workshop with the senior management team that looked at opportunities for new markets, technology opportunities, untapped potential in the existing market, industry factors and how to manage change. The group emerged with a coherent strategy and a list of market opportunities. A year later the MD reported almost all of the decisions taken had been put into action.

Resolving Political Tensions in a Professional Body

This professional group was experiencing significant tensions as it developed and grew. A one day ‘Congruence’ workshop was run with members to agree the future direction in a way that would be acceptable to all. A plan was developed which allowed the group to first recognise and then accept its diversity of interest more readily.

Corporate Intelligence & Strategic Risk Management in an International Bank

The risk management group within a Bank’s headquarters faced a set of serious threats. Some of these were internal, some external and many were interacting, providing a complex set of problems that needed to be understood and addressed quickly. Fractal designed a ‘Congruence’ workshop that allowed all members of the team to contribute their understanding of the strategic risks and how these interacted and then to develop a holistic action plan.

Developing Strategy in a Professional Body

The regional group of a professional institute wanted to glean insights on members’ needs and interests to inform their strategy and development plan. Fractal ran a short ‘Congruence’ workshop which produced an integrated set of outcomes. These then formed the basis of the strategic development for the next two years.