Customize your framework
Start with the language and terminology of your choice. Plug-in business context with your framework and custom fields. Configure your strategy execution platform to match the way your teams work.
Start with a battle-tested framework
Get started with our recommended framework based on our experience working with 20,000+ strategic and operational leaders.
Pick a popular framework that fits your needs
Using OKRs? Balanced Scorecard? V2MOM? Choose from a list of popular frameworks pre-loaded in your platform. Apply in one click.
Customize the framework to make it familiar
Or maybe strategy execution in your organization is unique. We got you. Tailor the strategy framework, templates, and custom fields to bring your flavor to the platform. Cascade will fit perfectly for your teams and their strategy.
Organize your key outcomes
Every organization has key outcomes or objectives to strive for. Set up a few focus areas to categorize them, and start bringing your plan to life.
Start first, improve later
Start by getting your broad ideas down. It’s super easy to refine and iterate later. Evolve your plans with owners and timelines. Connect your favorite tools and automate progress updates.
Work backward with the end in mind
“How should our organization or team be different a month from now? What about by next quarter?” Start there.
Import one of our templates if you need inspiration
We have thousands of strategy templates for different industries, departments, and initiatives you can use to get inspired. They’ll import directly into your Cascade workspace.
Add teammates and align
We know strategies don’t fare well when they’re executed in siloes. Invite your teammates early to build the best possible strategy.
Invite your team
All you need is a list of email addresses, and you’re off.
Start fleshing out your key outcomes
“How are we going to get there?” Add collaborators to your objectives. Partner with them to add specific actions/projects and measures underneath the outcomes their work contributes to.
Leave your first team update
Share successes, call out challenges, and outline next steps across all the plans your team manages for ultimate visibility.
Report your progress in minutes
It won’t take a village to build your next strategy report. Create most-frequently used reports as templates and generate snapshots in minutes.
Begin with a basic table
Try out an Objective, Team, or Initiative table to summarize details and progress for a group of goals.
Customize the report to tell your story
Adjust the columns in your table, add charts, and provide context by including extra text to support your narrative.
Save your report and share it with your team
Cascade will save your report automatically. Take a Snapshot if you wish to freeze the view in time, and share it with your team members to give them a pre-read for next week’s meeting.
Share your progress
Your team needs to know: “If it’s not in Cascade, it didn’t happen!”
Set up your connections
Connect Cascade with the tools your team already uses to eliminate manual data entry and ensure everything stays up to date.
Manage your goals from the Home Page
Easily review and update your work and understand how it connects to the bigger picture.
Balance the subjective and objective
Cascade will help guide your progress along timelines, and you can complement this with commentary along the way. Supplement your reports with business narrative.
Adapt and accelerate
The perfect plan doesn’t exist. Situations change, so your plans should too. Proactively adapt them so your teams are always working on the most important things.
Create new reports for different audiences
If anything in the plan becomes a distraction, archive it. You can always bring it back later. No problem!
Adjust as needed, explain as you go
Any adjustments you make get saved to an audit log. Be bold and take ownership of your goals.
Develop a weekly cadence
Shorten as needed, but review every week. Focus on celebrating wins and addressing barriers to overcome.