Strategy Analyst Modules

Understanding the benefits of working at a strategic level. These webinars are designed to help everyone in analytical roles become a more active contributor to their organisation’s strategy, to gain a place at the top table.

Wheatley Housing Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

Wheatley Housing Planning Team is committed to enhancing operational efficiency and customer satisfaction through collaboration, automation, and strategic planning. Initiatives included streamlined communication, automating payroll processes, and implementing new telephony and WFM solutions. Challenges such as manual transitions and peak season volumes have been addressed with a focus on long-term strategies and cost efficiency. Process improvements have reduced processing times, while integration supports cohesive operations.

NFU Mutual Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

NFU Mutual’s planning team evolved rapidly from a modest operation to a central strategic pillar within their organisation, overcoming scepticism, significantly increasing the team’s size and scope, and demonstrating the tangible benefits of strategic planning. Key to their success was establishing a strong, data-driven decision-making process, stakeholder engagement, and the ability to demonstrate the practical value of planning initiatives, leading to a broader acceptance and integration of the planning team’s efforts across the organisation

Leeds Bradford Airport Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

This team revolutionised operations by adopting data-driven planning, refining stakeholder engagement, and streamlining processes, planning for security operations. Customer satisfaction saw huge improvements following queue times plummeting from 24 to 6.5 minutes and improved communication internally optimised resource planning and reduced errors. They removed inefficiencies, boosted employee satisfaction, and were able to attract high-quality recruits as a result. Through a culture of innovation and collaboration, they set a new standard for excellence in the aviation industry.

eBay Real-time Team

2024 Planning Awards

eBay’s Real-Time team has revolutionised risk management with its proactive approach and collaborative ethos. Quantifiable results show significant time savings and workload reductions, thanks to retiring outdated processes and implementing informative playbooks. Challenges that once hindered efficient risk management have been eliminated, promoting transparency and trust across the organisation. The team’s resilience in a rapidly evolving landscape has helped drive these improvements.

Benenden Health Planning Team and Steven Miller Planning Manager

2024 Planning Awards

This planning team, led by Steven Miller, defined clear goals, maximised technology, and fostered collaboration, achieving remarkable improvements. Their success extended to reducing attrition, improving offline availability, and gaining influence in IT planning. While transitioning systems, their collaborative efforts showcased their expertise, offering a blueprint for effective resource planning. The planning team consists of only three people, including Steven, which is testament to what they’ve been able to achieve and build upon in a relatively short space of time.

Driving Operational Excellence at TSB

2024 Innovation & Transformation Awards

The TSB Planning team have demonstrated the importance of collaboration, skill development, and innovative tools in driving operational excellence within organisations. By creating a culture of open communication, embracing upskilling initiatives, and leveraging data-driven insights, teams can enhance performance, drive innovation, and achieve sustainable growth. This transformation has seen the adoption of Power BI and the transition from using excel spreadsheets to the implementation of a real-time alert system.

Business Evolution at OVO Energy

2024 Innovation & Transformation Awards

OVO Energy epitomised the intricate balance between innovation and transformation, underscored by the team’s dedication to strategic planning, technological advancement, and people-centric growth. The journey towards staying competitive requires strategic planning, agile processes, and a people-centric approach. This case study provides the essence of this journey, highlighting the challenges, strategies, and future vision of a dynamic team.

Operational Excellence at Novuna

2024 Innovation & Transformation Awards

Novuna exemplified the importance of effective team integration and operational efficiency in driving organisational success. Through collaborative efforts, transparent communication, and a commitment to continuous improvement, organisations can navigate challenges and seize opportunities in today’s ever-evolving business landscape.

Empowering Teams through Innovative Workforce Management at Motorway

2024 Innovation & Transformation Awards

The implementation of the workforce management tool exemplifies Motorway’s commitment to innovation and employee empowerment. Through effective communication, strategic planning, and a flexible approach to change, the team successfully navigated through challenges, ultimately enhancing operational efficiency and fostering a work environment conducive to growth and success.

Shift Pattern Design Framework at Lloyds Banking Group

2024 Innovation & Transformation Awards

Implementing a shift review program in a large organisation comes with its own set of challenges, from negotiating with unions to designing fair shift patterns. Flexibility, effective communication, and a focus on employee satisfaction are key elements in navigating these challenges successfully. By learning from experiences and adapting strategies, Lloyds have demonstrated how to create a shift systems that meets both operational and employee needs effectively.
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