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Setting strategic direction for the Board and management team


Elabor8 serves clients who have an appetite for change. Gooroo’s solution allowed the Board and management team to diversify their thinking.


Gooroo assisted with:
Individual and team-based cultural assessments, Board Strategy review, Executive Summary, Key outcomes, Immediate priorities, Decision-making framework

The Elabor8 Board decided to challenge its own systems by setting an ambitious strategy to transform its business towards a more strategic position within its client and market ecosystem - an ecosystem that was itself undergoing a major disruption brought about by digitisation.


Elabor8 started a strategic business transformation pursuing its aspiration to be Australia’s leading globally recognised contemporary management consultancy. There were doubts and a lack of clarity regarding where they were in that journey, what they have learnt, what was working and what was not working.

The Board Strategy review required a delicate balance to make a strategic assessment on a future strategy whilst also responding to the day-to-day pressures of keeping the business performing financially in the interim.


Gooroo’s solution mapped how different stakeholders think and make decisions, enabling the Board and management to diversify their thinking.

Leveraging key tools, models and applications on decision-making, diversity of thinking and collaboration, the Board was able to examine and determine the Elabor8 Vision and Mission.

Gooroo provided precise evaluation on the three elements for the organisation to focus on in the medium-term, and the key questions to increase engagement and collaboration among the Board and management.

Gooroo’s capability in transformation and decision-making processes ensured that bias and prejudice were minimised as part of the strategic review.

Action sets

  • Develop a clear situation analysis for the organisation to align, adapt and respond to the environment

  • Synthesise learnings and identify Key Success Factors (KSF) for the organisation over the last two years

  • Establish a statement of activities and lines of responsibility that must be undertaken to embed and adopt the company Vision and Mission 

  • Set a roadmap for the Board on the top three business areas that the organisation should focus on for the next 18 months

  • Gain a clear understanding of the organisation learning and development preferences to guide teams and individuals through volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity

“The Gooroo toolkit helped us understand the natural biases of our Leadership Team in the aggregate. It clarified our blind spots and helped explain our areas of underperformance. 

This allowed us to maintain focus on previously under represented perspectives in the formulation of our strategies.”

Paul Velonis, Executive Chairman, Elabor8

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