Are you involved with the strategic planning process for your organization?
That could involve leading it, participating in it, or trying to influence the strategic planning process so it delivers more value and better results for the organization?
7 Strategic Planning Process Challenges You Can Fix!
If you have a role in strategic planning, do any of these describe your situation?
- You have a strategic plan completed by a small senior leadership team. Key leaders in the organization now won't embrace the strategic plan because they weren't involved in developing it.
- You are a board member of a non-profit that’s doing great work, yet the board is apprehensive about whether the dynamic executive director has a plan and is grooming successors. The executive director, on the other hand, is not inclined to want to complete a strategic plan.
- You have just taken over leadership of a company. You are starting to see where you most need to make progress. Your next challenge is communicating the vision and getting your new, senior team onboard.
- Your organization is pursuing lots of good ideas. All the good ideas are getting in the way of the game-changing idea you need to develop and successfully implement.
- You have a major strategic move to make with the company. You need to ensure you are considering every potential option to ensure you’re pursuing the smartest possible direction.
- You have the okay for a more robust strategic planning process. You don’t have the expertise or experience for delivering on the expectations you’ve created. And now you’re scared.
- Your senior leadership team held a meeting to develop a strategic plan. You had tons of great conversation, but no one wrote anything down that you can now implement.
These are just a few of the situations where we have helped organizations embrace a different type of collaborative strategic planning process.
If you find yourself on this list, contact us and let’s talk before this year’s strategic planning season starts. We’d love to share ideas with you on how to derive more results from the time investment you will be making in planning your organization’s future! - Mike Brown