- August 8th, 2009 9:17 PM
The Grove is facilitating DLR Group’s third, five-year strategic visioning process this year and adding an exciting new element – the involvement of their emerging leadership in helping facilitate the process. With DLR’s permission, we’d like to share a bit of the design.
In 2000 we helped this growing architectural/engineering firm’s 40 partners envision their goals for 2005 and key initiatives, using a classic Strategic Visioning process. In 2004 the process repeated and involved about 70 leaders, projecting out to 2010. This year the firm is focusing on 2015 and involving the whole organization.
An earlier goal was to develop a leadership culture within the organization, now in 11 offices in North America. The downturn is hitting architecture firms VERY hard, especially the big ones focusing mostly on corporate work, but DLR Group diversified early and is doing relatively well. In the midst of all of this year’s challenges they are making additional investment in leadership development. They think it’s more important now than ever. (more…)