Strategic Planning: 3 tips for success
by: Sean McDonald
3 Considerations for Strategic Planning
The best organizations plan. They do so meticulously. It is an ongoing process for many. However, despite its ongoing nature, there is also a need for a focused meeting or session of some kind. The best organizations and companies know this. They understand that if they’re not planning….they’re not growing. They understand that that they have to work the plan. They measure progress and hold people accountable for getting the work done.
When considering your strategic planning session for this year, focus on the following 3 considerations:
Plan on identifying 3 or 4 strategic initiatives. You don’t need 10 or 15 goals for your planning session to be a success. If you are really going to strategize, you should be able to identify 3 or maybe 4 “big-ticket” items for which you will prepare realistic action plans. Stay out of the minutiae. Keep your discussions at a higher level.continue reading »