Insight Strategy

Fewer than 1 in 6 major organisations have a properly structured plan for how Insight can transform company performance.

However, if you want Insight to transform your organisation's performance, you first have to transform your Insight team.

Based on conversations with over 200 major organisations since the IMA's Insight Forum was launched in 2005, this set of Insight Strategy guides will take you through the rationale for having an Insight strategy and the key steps involved in creating one.

These guides are recommended reading for anyone who works in a corporate Insight, Research or Analysis team and who wants to see Insight make a bigger difference in their organisation.

Insight strategy guides

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IMP501: If you want Insight to transform your organisation's performance, you first have to transform your Insight team, but very few companies have a comprehensive plan for making this happen. The first of 5 IMA bite-sized guides on the topic of Insight strategy.
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IMP502: Part of having a successful Insight strategy is having a well-articulated vision for how Insight will make a difference within your organisation. This guide outlines the 6 key steps that will help you to first understand the lie of the land.
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IMP503: Now that you understand the lie of the land, it is time to reflect on the status quo as well as your ambition to for Insight to change that situation. The IMA's Insight Participation Matrix will help frame your vision for the role you want Insight to play in your company.
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IMP504: Like any other department, an Insight team will operate within certain parameters, for example carrying out work of a certain type, within a certain budget. This guide lays out the 7 key choices that effective Insight teams make explicitly to define those parameters.
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IMP505: This is where the rubber hits the road - you can formulate a brilliant strategy, but unless you can execute it, you might as well not have bothered. This guide shares best practice for what is essentially organisational change management.