The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health (the Florey) is one of the world’s top 10 brain research centres. It is an independent not-for-profit medical research institute specialising in discovery science, imaging technologies, stroke rehabilitation, data analytics and serious diseases of the brain and mind.
Research teams at the Florey have made significant discoveries that have saved thousands of lives and improved the quality of life of countless children and adults around the world.
In October 2018, the Florey engaged Cube to develop a 5- year Strategic Plan for the organisation.
Our challenge was to help the Florey leadership team analyse key challenges and opportunities in their operating, authorising and funding environments, and the global medical research ecosystem, and chart an exciting strategic direction.
We engaged deeply with Florey‘s faculty, staff, and a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, partners, critical friends and ‘big thinkers’ to help shape Florey’s future direction. At key milestones, the Board was engaged by the Cube team to gain their feedback and ensure their expertise and visionary thinking was captured.
Our rigorous engagement approach incorporated face-to-face and virtual channels, providing wonderful input for an Insights & Perspectives Report on the Florey’s strategic positioning. It surfaced six key outcome areas for the Florey to focus on in order to embrace current and future opportunities and overcome challenges. These were further consolidated into three unique but inter-related strategic ‘pillars’ and measures of success.
The final strategic plan is an exciting platform that:
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