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The Planning Process For about 90 % of businesses, the process will turn out to be, for all practical purposes, entirely futile. "Left on the shelf", "Never really 'took off', "Fizzled out after a couple of months", "Proved impractical", "Overtaken by events“ The most frequent reason why a strategic plan can be dead on arrival is: the plan was never "strategic" to begin with.
The Planning Process Something happens when teams get together to plan The team gets locked into granular minutiae, using anecdotes in place of data, and generally thinking tactically rather than strategically The result: A brittle, uncreative, uninspiring, and ultimately unimplementable plan developed with unsupportable underlying assumptions and perhaps pet projects ideas. The first step in avoiding such an outcome is to make sure your team come to the strategic planning site with strategic intent.
Questions Here are 10 questions to help your team to think strategically about your fight back They can be used as a group exercise ahead of your strategic planning session:
Ask Yourself What is the one thing your organization was worst at this year? What single thing most needs to happen in order to correct the situation? What is the one thing your organization did best this year? What do you need to do to turn that success into a repeatable process?
Ask Yourself Which individual was most responsible for standing in the way of your organization's success this year? What are you going to do about it? Which department, division, team or function was most responsible for standing in the way of your organization's success this year? What are you going to do about it?
Ask Yourself Which individual was most responsible for your organization's success this year? What are you going to do about it? Which department, division, team or function was most responsible for your organization's success this year? What are you going to do about it?
Ask Yourself What is the single metric or measurement you least liked hearing about this year? What will you do to prevent the same thing happening next year? What is the single metric you will measure your success by (not how anyone else will measure your success-- how you will measure your own success). What are you doing about it?
Ask Yourself If you fired yourself today, and came back tomorrow as a new boss with a clean sheet, what would you do? If a perfect competitor opened up across the street from you tomorrow, what would they be like?
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