Things Happen: Strategic Planning
Most of us have seen it . . . . . . endless
over-drafting of a strategic plan only to see
it sit on a shelf or get tucked in a drawer. Ends
and means reversal.
We all understand the importance of strategic
planning (mission, vision, and values too), unfortunately
plan implementation often doesn’t realize
the "planned on" goals, for any number
"Something important came up"
"We turned it over to the functional managers"
"That’s not the way we’ve always
"That’s not OUR job"
"They (executives) didn’t ask us, and
now they want us to implement this?
If we continue to do things the same way, we’ll
continue to get the same results
What do you mean we didn’t get the results
If we fail to understand in the beginning, the
understanding will be lacking in the end.
Consistent with John Lennon’s observation,
is what happens when you’re busy making
Strategic planning should provide for analyzing,
designing and developing an organization’s
business and its values for the future from where
its business resides today. Strategic planning
is part of most firms’ overall management
planning process, where it can take any one of
many strategic pathways, based upon a firm’s
vision, leadership, culture, values, development
level, environment, size, and resources.
In most cases, a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats) is assessed to help
develop a strategic path and supporting tactical
objectives and actions.
At the WorkPlace Cornerstone Group we know that
Strategic Planning can make the difference between
winning and losing. Let our experienced staff
be part of making that difference.
the planning effort that makes the first
and the implementation that will make a