Life without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation working in more than 300 communities across Australia.
Life without Barriers (LWB) engaged Nous to develop a five-year growth strategy for its Victorian operations. The community service sector is undergoing a period of rapid change and LWB recognised the need to be selective in the opportunities it pursues to secure a strong foothold for growth.
Nous utilised a fast strategy approach to distil the key opportunities for growth, priority initiatives to deliver on these opportunities and required actions for implementation. A key feature of this approach was a joint project team made up of Nous and LWB representatives.
The project team identified five core service categories to fuel LWB growth in Victoria. The categories for growth were chosen either because of the existing LWB presence in Victoria and/or where there was an existing LWB capability. Recognising that LWB will likely need to be selective in the opportunities it pursues, Nous analysed the opportunities and separated them into three categories.
The approach was new to the organisation and was commended for its success in engaging key stakeholders in decisions throughout the project; increasing buy-in to recommendations; and creating a general sense of excitement around the proposed direction.
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