Today’s Challenges

Business-changing events, good or bad, are just over the horizon.

There are new opportunities to exploit.

A fast-changing economic social political and business environment can create new threats.

To survive and thrive, you need new strategies to make optimal use of your organisation’s unique DNA.

The challenge is to know what those strategies are.  

Understanding users’ needs and wants will help you deploy resources better, target efforts where need and reward are greatest and gain competitive advantage.  


Opportunities for human centric disruption

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Bespoke adaptable transformation strategy

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Improved product or service portfolio


Improved customer retention throughout the lifecycle

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Empathetic systems with interconnected strategies

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Holistic, integrated and  balanced engagement

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Strategies around which diverse groups can align

The limit is your imagination

The Agora Magic

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The Agora methodology harnesses the collective genius of “users”, freed from narrow objectives and specialist silos, to envision bespoke, human-centric and flexible visions and strategies

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Phase 1: The Assembly unpacks users’ needs and wants. It is a curated forum of users and subject matter experts, on equal terms. Our interpreters deploy techniques from gamification to discourse or data analysis to bring out latent user ideas and intentions. This results in an overarching vision and a set of broad objectives, defining “what success looks like”.

Phase 2: The Senate translates vision and broad objectives into a strategy and associated programmes.   It includes the organisation’s leadership, internal teams and external advisers.  

Phase 3: Mission Teams implement the programmes and associated projects. These include the organisation’s own people and external advisers, ensuring that the approach remains holistic multidisciplinary agile and flexible, and trialling new ideas without the constraints of traditional silos.   

The Agora methodology is holistic, constantly evolving and iterative 


Key to our approach are feedback loops between Assembly, Senate and Mission Teams to ensure that strategy and programmes continue to meet changing business and user needs and can be implemented in practice.   Budgets follow this model, with contingencies to facilitate flexibility. 

What Agora Envisioning offers you

The Agora Envisioning model works both to guide major strategic reviews for a place (city, region) or organisation (business, government department, NGO) or at the individual functional level (eg HR, marketing, transport).

We start by working with you to understand your business, your ecosystem and what is driving your ambition for transformation. Our approach will help you reimagine your 

organisation, all the way to a practical structure for implementing a set of specific projects to achieve your objectives. We can equally work with own teams and external experts on 

an end-to-end programme, or focus on only the strategic underpinning of your operations (the “front end”) and leave delivery to you.

What you can expect from Agora Envisioning

Following our approach will give you a set of structures, reports and plans depending on the scale of the engagement. 

These might include:

  • A bespoke human-centric vision for your future development and growth based on the latent “collective genius” of the organisation;

  • An agreed set of broad challenges for the organisation to focus on;

  • A strategy based on the vision and challenges, together with a detailed action plan;

  • A feedback process to ensure that the strategy remains focused on evolving user needs, with budgets structured to allow for continuous adaptation;

  • A set of concrete and implementable projects, with a structure for holistic mission teams to deliver them within the context of a flexible vision and strategy