Star System

Our comprehensive theory of transformation covers multiple dimensions and levels:

Conventional theories of change tend to be incomplete and inadequate – often relying on ‘nudging’ and bottom-up change initiatives – lacking impact, penetration and pace. Our comprehensive theory of transformation is designed to help you navigate risk, opportunity and complexity in a focused way.  We call this our ‘Star System’.

Five Realms

  • Business & supply chain
  • Markets & policy architecture
  • People & society
  • Economy & systems
  • Capability development

Three Levels

  • High-level: policy architecture
  • Mid-level: markets and enterprise
  • Grass-roots

Five Business Elements

  • Customer value proposition
  • Resources & supply
  • Infrastructure/ key processes
  • Profit formula
  • Capability to transform

Four Phases

  • Inspiration
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Integration

Five Key Actor Groups

  • Business
  • Customers & citizens
  • Government & policy
  • Financial & shareholders
  • Education

Four Conditions for Change

  • Power/ mandate
  • Understanding/ buy-in
  • Resources/ budget
  • Incentives/ alignment

Four Key Outcomes

  • Innovation & transformation
  • Sustainability integration
  • Holistic benefits case (incl. ESG)
  • Enhanced capabilities