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Online Strategic Health Check

Strategic Health Check SurveyWe are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive and cost effective strategic health check product. This looks at all aspects of strategy and strategic planning, including an assessment of the Board’s role in setting and monitoring the organisation’s strategy. It has been designed by experienced practitioners with decades of experience in working with numerous organisations across a range of sectors including the public and third sectors.

Your organisation can now carry out its own Strategic Health Check.

We would strongly recommend that this exercise is carried out by as many personnel as logistically possible. Input from trusted stakeholders should also be considered, for example key suppliers and customers.

What is it? The Strategic Health Check is an online questionnaire which is completed by Board members, key management and staff and trusted stakeholders where appropriate.   There are over 100 questions about various aspects of strategy and strategic planning.  The responses are analysed by our team, and we report back to you with a clear assessment of your overall strategic health, and your strengths and weaknesses.

Why is this necessary? Companies with clear strategies with 'buy-in' from all the key stakeholders are those most likely to be successful and achieve their short and long term goals.  There are many examples of company failures or difficulties caused by a wrong strategic choice or poor implementation of strategy.  In most cases this is preventable.  Every organisation, no matter how successful it is, needs a health check from time to time.

How was this developed?  This is the result of many years work by our experienced consultants who have worked on strategy and strategic and board issues with a multitude of different organisations, both in the UK and internationally.

What topics are covered?  The questions cover a full range from analysis of external environment, changing industry dynamics, competitors, internal capabilities, strategic choice, links to customer and shareholder value, risk management, implementation and the Board’s role in setting the strategic agenda.

Extract from reportWhat benefits will it bring?  The results will address any issues about the current and/or future strategy and will also look critically at the process of strategy creation, ie how strategy actually happens within the organisation. It will provide the Board with a clear view of 'where we are now' and the basis for effective future strategy development.

How do we complete it?  The process is straightforward - each participant logs on to a confidential online portal at a time to suit them. It then takes no more than 30 minutes to complete the multiple choice questionnaire. Your team is given a timeframe in which to complete the questionnaire and results are delivered to you in an easy to read report format within 2-3 weeks of completion.

How much does it cost?


up to 10 respondents

11-15 respondents

16-20 respondents

Standard Strategic Health Check




Personalised with Client Branding




Customised to include specific questions requested by the Client




Prices are net of VAT which will be charged where appropriate.


Jean PoussonJean Pousson is Board Evaluation Limited’s Director of Consultancy and has over twenty years' experience in helping organisations with all aspects of their strategic planning process. This followed a banking background where he spent 15 years assessing risk in small and medium enterprises, then mid-sized and large corporates.  He is a regular contributor to programmes on strategy run by The Institute of Directors and also speaks regularly at Vistage,the UK's biggest Chief Executive networking organisation.

“Launching this online Health Check is a natural progression for Board Evaluation. We believe that this is a highly effective tool which produces clear results based on intensive and penetrative questioning about many aspects of strategy  It is cost effective - less than the price of a day's consultancy - and ideal where a quick and clear assessment is required.”  Jean Pousson, May 2012.