These are just a few of the ways your strategic planning process can produce a plan that is disconnected from your organization. When that happens, you wind up with a strategic plan that sits on the shelves of your employees, as they go back to doing what they were doing before you interrupted their daily fire fighting with a strategic planning process.
Your strategic planning process does not have to fall into this trap. It's avoidable if you do the right types of planning for planning and then eagerly, actively, and honestly engage all the appropriate parts of your organization in contributing to the strategies you develop.
If you are concerned about your organization's strategy being disconnected from important aspects of your organization, contact us, and let's talk about how to make strategic planning productive and integral to running your company in the year's ahead.
In the interim, here are multiple articles to start going deeper into creating a well-connected strategic plan:
- 8 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Strategic Planning Process
- Strategic Thinking Exercises – 5 Questions to Test Vision Statement Impact
- A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues
- 4 Ways to Make a Strategic Planning Process Productive
- Strategic Planning – How many strategic plans do we need?
- Strategic Planning – 7 Questions for Avoiding Strategic Management Failures
- Better Business Results – 15 Brand Building Strategies for the New Year
- Four Must-Know Ways to Read a Strategy Document
- What Are We Trying to Say?
- Implementation Strategy – How to Create Strategy for Results