What is a Strategic Plan Really?
At the core a good strategic plan achieves the following:
- Reflects the values of the organization
- Inspires action to achieve a big future
- Explains how you’ll win in the market
- Clearly defines the criteria for achieving success
- Guides everyone in daily decision making
Often, a strategic plan is confused with predicting the future. No one can predict the future. But history will tell you that if you don’t change anything, the future won’t be any different than the past.
What you get –
- Answers the question: Over the next three years what are you going to focus on? More importantly focuses your organization on doing less of the energy zapping activities that burnout people
- Provides a structure to get from where you are today to your envisioned tomorrow
- Fills in the structure with actions and provides next visible steps to implementing your vision
Our belief is that creating a strategic plan isn’t difficult. However, we live in the real world and understand that folks have differing views which often leaves organizations stuck. The degree of “stuckness” often makes the process of creating a plan awkward to do on your own. This is where we help.
What we do –
We help businesses and organizations get "unstuck". This is achieved by facilitating the strategic planning process. Essentially we keep things moving by bringing a fresh perspective, proven tools and templates. For the most part, we enable everyone to participate. Most times internal employees won’t participate fully if their superior is facilitating (they still see that person as their boss).